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Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes


Top 15 Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Structure follows strategy.

- Alfred Chandler, pictured right, in Strategy and Structure (1962)



No 2Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Bureaucracies defend the status quo long past the time the quo has lost its status.

- Laurence Peter, pictured right, in The Peter Pyramid (1986)


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No 3

Keep it simple, stupid (KISS).Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

- Tom Peters, pictured right above, and Robert Waterman, pictured right, in In Search of Excellence (1982)



No 4Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble

- James H. Boren (1925–2010), American writer, pictured right.



No 5Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Man is small, and, therefore, small is beautiful.

- Ernst Friedrich (Fritz) Schumacher, pictured right, in Small is Beautiful (1973)



No 6Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Maximize creativity...that means open structures, so that accepted thinking can be challenged.

- Anita Roddick (1942-2007), founder of the British cosmetics retailer, the Body Shop, pictured right.



No 7Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

The power of the position is giving way to the power of the person.

-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, pictured right, in When Giants Learn To Dance (1989)



No 8Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

The introduction of Ad-hocracy increases the adaptability of organizations; but it strains the adaptability of men.

- Alvin Toffler, pictured right, in Future Shock (1970)



No 9Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

The primary source of the superiority of bureaucratic administration lies in the role of technical knowledge which...has become completely indispensable.

- Max Weber, pictured right, in The Theory of Social and Economic Organization (1947)



No 10Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

The structure of an organization can be defined simply as the sum total of the ways in which it divides its labour into distinct tasks and then achieves co-ordination among them.

-Henry Mintzberg, pictured right, in The Structuring of Organizations (1979)


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No 11


I think it will be a clash between the political will and the administrative won't.Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

 - Jonathan Lynn (1943-) , pictured right above,and Antony Jay 1930-), pictured right, write in Yes Prime Minister (BBC TV series): 


No 12

Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving – HOW NOT TO DO IT.

  -Charles Dickens (pictured right) in Little Dorrit (1857).


No 13

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To survive in modern times, a company must have an organizational structure that accepts change ... and fosters a power that is derived from respect, not rules.

- Ricardo Semler, pictured right, in Maverick! (1993).



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No 14

The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. 

- C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–93), English writer, pictured right

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No 15

It is characteristic of all committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member’s recollection of them differs violently from every other member’s recollection.Structure and Bureaucracy Quotes

- Jonathan Lynn (1943-) , pictured right above,and Antony Jay 1930-), pictured right, in Yes Prime Minister (BBC TV series): 


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