Quotes from the category Management:
- It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. permalink
"Parkinson’s Law" in The Economist (19 November 1955), Parkinson's Law (1958)
- Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits. permalink
- 'Rules for Stifling Innovation': 1. Regard any new idea from below with suspicion — because it's new, and because it's from below. 2. Insist that people who need your approval to act first go through several other levels of management to get their signatures. 3. Ask departments or individuals to challenge and criticize each other's proposals. (That saves you the job of deciding; you just pick the survivor.) ... 10. And above all, never forget that you, the higher-ups, already know everything important about this business. permalink
The Change Masters (1983)
- The Law of Triviality ... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. permalink
- The person who is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself. He has been essentially defeated in his job. permalink
- The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain. permalink
- You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
"The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper" by Philip Schieber in OCLC Newsletter, No. 167 (March/April 1987)
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