Setting the Fast Zebras Free
It is hard for those who have not personally experienced the working environment of the United Nations to fully appreciate the bureaucratic protocols, matrixed structures, process complexity, and multicultural influences at play there. However, it is not hard to imagine how difficult it must be to get anything done efficiently in an organization as complicated as the UN. Nor is it difficult to picture the frustrations that a newcomer must feel in trying to understand which players need to be involved, when, and for what purpose, just to get something done. Add to this the fact that most political appointees are in their positions for a short period of time, and you can begin to see why figuring out how ...

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