Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quote: On Group Reogranization

Ever feel like your company/team/group reorganizes far too often and for unnecessary reasons? Here's an interesting quote on the matter:
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Gaius Petronius Arbiter, Roman Satirist, 210 BC
Robert Townsend, 'Up The Organization' 1970