Refactor Your Organization

"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." -- Petronius Arbiter, a lieutenant to Emperor Nero.

(Urban legend - he didn't say it apparently - but the sentiment is still a good one) (Didn't Sun Tzu write something about using appearances of confusion and disorganizaiton to mask real progress?)


See also: ChangeYourOrganization

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