Most of the hierarchy found in the traditional firm must be eliminated, and the walls between functional staffs must be destroyed. You can’t move fast, no matter how good the systems are, if turf fights among functions are the norm, and if even routine decisions must be processed through numerous layers of bureaucracy.
Why isn’t it equally common for men to take the career kick-in-the-balls and for women to do the daily commute to London?
Sometime during the late 1970’s, this technology was purchased by the Boeing Company of Seattle. At that time, Boeing had a group working on the Advanced Group Rapid Transit project with federal funding. The federal funding was stopped and Boeing stopped work on this topic. No further work on ROMAG was done by Boeing and it is said that the ROMAG materials are currently located in the basement of a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.