Selected Quotes about Organization

Albrecht's Law - Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity. -- Karl Albrecht

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on. -- Mukesh Ambani

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs. -- Silvio Berlusconi

We've got thousands of investors counting on us. And we're a team of thousands of employees all counting on each other. That's fun. -- Jeff Bezos

You tell the people the stories the best you know. If there is something you don't know, you be up front and make that clear. You always give the aggrieved party the chance to respond before you publish or go to air. That's just my kind of old-fashioned news values. -- Wolf Blitzer

Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. It is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organise the external world into the pieces we can then ‘process’. -- Edward de Bono

We deal with all varieties of information. Somebody’s always upset no matter what we do. We have to make a decision; otherwise there’s a never-ending debate. -- Sergey Brin

If you really got the right people, and you've got them working together as a team, whether it's in business, whether it's in science, whether it's in politics, you can make a big difference. -- Steve Case

No one can act alone in the name of all and no one can accept the anarchy of a society without rules. -- Jacques Chirac

As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going? -- Jacques Chirac

The company was quite hierarchical. I often think it was like a pyramid with Robert (husband Robert Holmes a Court) at the top and lots of us paying homage to him. I try to turn the pyramid upside down so that I'm at the bottom and bubbling away and encouraging people and energising them so that they are all empowered so that they can do what they need to do, now that's the dream. -- Janet Holmes a Court

Keeping a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis and evaluation of your experiences is a high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness and enhances all the endowments and the synergy among them. -- Stephen Covey

Employees are given the chance to help shape their company by participating in a company-wide communications program making suggestions on waste reduction, environmental improvement, customer satisfaction, quality improvement, and safety issues. -- Stephen Covey

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting. -- Walt Disney

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. The organization must be with you or you don't get it done... In my organization there is respect for every individual, and we all have a keen respect for the public. -- Walt Disney

Thousands of people were producing new Web sites every day. We were just trying to take all that stuff and organize it to make it useful. -- David Filo

We set out what's going to be our work time versus our foundation time versus family time, and we'll reassess that... sometimes every week. -- Melinda Gates

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. -- Andrew Grove

A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses. -- Carl Icahn

When everybody in a group is susceptible to similar biases, groups are inferior to individuals, because groups tend to be more extreme than individuals. -- Daniel Kahneman

I am very proud to follow the rules of our company. -- Ingvar Kamprad

You can do so much in 10 minutes' time.Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good.. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. -- Ingvar Kamprad

Succession planning has been a major priority at Southwest for quite some time. We think we have come up with a winning combination of talent for our company reorganization. -- Herb Kelleher

The structure of the company is constantly changing. The composition of the necessary working groups is constantly changing. We have many divisions that are based on the project principle, which means that they are put together for each project. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned. -- Phil Knight

Trust is the key issue! The growing gap between executive compensation and what the "poles" receive does little to increase this. -- Chuck Martin

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. -- Karl Marx

By building a simple system, with just a few guiding principles, eBay was open to organic growth. -- Pierre Omidyar

If you can run the company a bit more collaboratively, you get a better result, because you have more bandwidth and checking and balancing going on. -- Larry Page

The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work. -- James Cash Penney

We have already begun taking concrete steps to change the structure of our economy and, as we have discussed a great deal, to give it a more innovative quality. -- Vladimir Putin

More than ever before, crisis management, reconstruction and development demand a new level of cooperation between nations, and between nations and international organisations, where military and civilian instruments are applied. -- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

I have set a standard, and I'm going to stick to the standard. I may have been able to grow faster and maybe my business could have been bigger, but because I really feel very serious about my subject, I really want to be hands-on. -- Martha Stewart

I run my operation like a family business. I sign every check, every receipt, I’m not tough, but I’m strong. -- Ivana Trump

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise. -- Ted Turner

I am an owner who prefers to stay behind the scenes and allow my staff to do what they do best. -- Charles Wang

A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join. -- Meg Whitman

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal. -- Zig Ziglar

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. -- Zig Ziglar

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