Institutions tend to perpetuate the problem they have been created to solve

“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” — Clay Shirky

An extension of the Peter’s principle which says that individuals tend to get promoted to their level of incompetence.Because you are competent you get promoted to solve a problem but because you have been promoted to your level of incompetence you tend to stagnate and hence the problem does not get resolved .The institution created to resolve the problem however remains.

http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2010/04/the_shirky_prin.php

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