I’ve seen this in several US math textbooks – they incorporate so many concepts, approaches, and ideas that the original sense gets lost. The most optimal way of solving problems gets buried under layers of unnecessary material.
I have no clear memories of reading such documents. But I have ever seen some company documents that I could not understand which draft was wanted to apply with. In such case, I would ask him which plan he want to do after all.
In my company, I think there is no complex standard operation procedure. However, there are some people who are noisy about explanation to other people before we decide something. In such case, I think it would good for everyone it we can explain to other people simply.
Do you think “work by committee” sometimes does not produce efficient decisions? Why?
Yes, I do. Even if there are a lot of ideas or considerations, it would not be decided who and what to do. In such case, it is really ineffective, I think. In finally, it should be decided who and what to do.
Give some example of when you could have done something simpler if you did it by yourself.
There are some people who try to discuss in the company many times before arrangement with stakeholders. I think it will be early for us to listen from opponents actually, after we discuss some extent. Even though we consider a lot of times, we can not understand what opponent people consider until we ask them actually. In that case, I think I will ask stakeholders more early if I were.