Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Quotes: Organization (3)

Organization 149 "…a new kind of organization man—a man who, despite his many affiliations, remains basically uncommitted to any organization…willing to employ his skills and creative energies to solve problems with equipment provided by the organization, and within temporary groups established by it…does so only so long as the problems interest him…committed to his own career, his own self-fulfillment." Toffler, Future Shock. From "organization man" to individual ambition.

Organization 473 "Behind all such efforts runs the notion that…goals for the future of society ought to be formulated at the top…the old bureaucratic forms of organization in which line and staff were separated, in which rigid, undemocratic hierarchies distinguished leader from led, manager from managed, planner from 'plannee.' " Toffler, Future Shock. The old model of hierarchical organization seems firmly entrenched (2009).

Organization 476 "…a new kind of information system in society: a loop rather than a ladder." Toffler, Future Shock. I'm afraid the "loop" has become again the "ladder."

Organizations 311 "I do not know to this day whether I quit or was fired." McNamara’s In Retrospect. The 'genius' of organization became a victim of organization.

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