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red tape

rules which stipulate in great detail how the members of an organization should carry out their duties, and which are seen to inhibit flexibility and detract from effectiveness. See BUREAUCRACY, GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the week of January 22-26 as Red Tape Awareness Week in the province.
Washington: The IDB said that the Chilean cartoonist Diego Maximiliano Flisfisch won the first prize in the Second Cartoon Contest on Red Tape and Bureaucracy in Latin America and the Caribbean , with his drawing "Painful Procedures.
The Senate has unanimously approved on third and final reading on Tuesday a bill seeking to curb red tape in the process of starting and operating businesses in the country.
On the morning of June 14, as the tower blazed, an organisation called the Red Tape Initiative convened for its prearranged discussion about building regulations.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 3, 2016-UK government to cut red tape in Care, Energy and Waste sectors by GBP10 billion
He discusses what is hated about red tape, including too many constraints, pointless constraints like irrelevant requirements, and programs that are slow to act, and how government personnel are blamed; how the government's responsibility for representativeness and to protect people from injury creates red tape; and proposed remedies to the situation in terms of shrinking the size of the government and its activities, concentrating authority, and manipulating market incentives, and ways to keep it under control.
SMALL businesses across Wales say reducing red tape and improving incentives for investment should be top priorities for the new Government, according to a new study from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
If I had to name the most elating yet disappointing promise made by government during my ten years in Bahrain, it is the almost perpetual promise to, "Slash Red Tape.
DECADE-old promises to cut red tape in farming have yet to be realised, FUW president Emyr Jones told the union's AGM this week.
Such red tape does not exist in other parts of the country.
Although researchers have discovered some important findings regarding red tape as an independent variable that can affect different organizational issues, negative impact of various types of red tape on performance, red tape as a system level variable, and red tape as a structural dimension of organizations, there is still a great deal that is unknown and that requires further empirical inquiry.
BUSINESS leaders in the West Midlands are backing the Government's fight against EU red tape in a bid to save firms an estimated PS2 billion.