Monday, June 15, 2009

Quotes: Organization (1)

Organization 391 "He [Creighton] was fascinated by the apparatus of mighty organization...." Lytton Strachey. “Creighton.” 1925. Gross, ed. Essays.

Organization 125 "…organization is an inescapable part of all our lives." Toffler, Future Shock.

Organization 127 "An organization, after all, is nothing more than a collection of human objectives, expectations, and obligations…in other words, a structure of roles filled by humans." Toffler, Future Shock. An organization is a collection of people who fill particular roles.

Organization 131 John Gardner: "Most organizations have a structure that was designed to solve problems that no longer exist." Toffler, Future Shock.

Organization 131 John Gardner: "The 'self-renewing' organization…[is] one that constantly changes its structure in response to changing needs." Toffler, Future Shock. I think it is very hard to change the structure of an organization--maybe impossible.

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