Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.
Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.
Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.
Organizations that remain vital show their new employees that they are needed. At the same time, they never forget the value of their long-service employees. And they always give both a second chance.
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.
To know where you can find a thing is the chief part of learning.
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.
Any consideration of the life and larger social existence of the modern corporate man begins and also largely ends with the effect of one all-embracing force. That is organization -- the highly structured assemblage of men, and now some women, of which he is a part. It is to this, at the expense of family, friends, sex, recreation and sometimes health and effective control of alcoholic intake, that he is expected to devote his energies.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist.
The new organization is edgeless, permeable, amorphous... constantly re-forming according to need.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.