A Clean Slate
There are times when equipment, machines, processes, and policies accumulate so much cruft that they are beyond a simple cleaning. It requires far more than cursory maintenance or repair, you must start from scratch.
This is always a daunting task; one that will undoubtedly require much time and effort. But it must be done. Whether it’s a computer with too many files or an organization with too many policies, the build-up is now slowing progress to a halt.
Periodically take inventory of your system’s performance. Not just physical systems, but organizational systems, leadership styles, and company handbooks. Have they become so bogged down over time that it’s time to purge?