Keyword: Organizations

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

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

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

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

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Internal consistency is valued more highly than efficiency.

Organizations always have too many managers.

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

(1923 – 2005) American professor