Keyword: Organizations

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.

(1947 – ) American columnist & humorist

Employees in a hierarchy do not really object to incompetence in their colleagues.

On successive charts of the same organization the number of boxes will never decrease.

At some time in the life cycle of virtually every organization, its ability to succeed in spite of itself runs out.

Organizations always have too many managers.

Nobody really knows what is going on anywhere within the organization.

Any organization is like a septic tank; the really big chunks rise to the top.

(1923 – 2005) American professor

In every organization there will always be one person who knows what is going on… and this person must be fired.

The higher up the organization, the fewer people appreciate Murphy's Law.

Every organization has an allotted number of positions to be filled by misfits.

Corollary: Once a misfit leaves, another will be recruited.

In a hierarchical organization, the higher the level, the greater the confusion.

Internal consistency is valued more highly than efficiency.

On successive charts of the same organization the number of boxes will never decrease.

The less work an organization produces, the more frequently it reorganizes.













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