Or: how organizations deal with boundaries (i) inspired by Seth Godin
flickr image (cc) by stomen
Parks made in GermanyThe Germans appoint committees or run a design contest, draw detailed plans, put them up for public comment, award the contract by bidding, fence off the area, lay the pavement, plant the greenery, seed the grass and finally have a ceremonial opening.
Weeks later, dirt tracks appear where people trampled across the lawn and authorities complain.
So they erect these signs "Betreten Verboten" (off limits, no step) you see above. With little or no visible effect.