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The term "red tape" refers to excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules. "Red tape" first showed up in the historical record in the 16th century, when Henry VIII besieged Pope Clement VII with around eighty or so petitions for the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Each document was sealed and bound with the customary red legal tape.
Are you headed to be a movement or a monument? How much red tape do you put up with? For instance, what are you required to put on the tail end of your emails? What other non essential clutter impedes your ability to do what's important?
That's the test of your organisation.
Now for your test. Do you comply?
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