Saturday, May 13, 2006

Why the reform didn't work

"We trained hard, but it seemed 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."

From Petronii Arbitri Satyricon A.D. 66
Attributed to Gaius Petronus, Roman General
(HT:  Terry Stoops, Ph.D)

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