Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Nothing new under the sun

We trained hard ... but it seemed that 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

Arbiter, Gauis Petronius on Opportunity

Quote from Quotations Book

Petronius (ca. 27–66) was a Roman writer of the Neronian age; he was a noted satirist.


Jay said...

Ha! As you say, nothing new ...

It's kind of reassuring, actually, isn't it?

Gill said...

fabulous quote!

J.J said...

Jay - it should at least reassure our managers that they are not the first managers to screw up!

Gill, yes I love it!