John Hultberg, Road Through the Labyrinth (1979)
June 15, 2009:
The most feeble vision of job security.
Prevent your functions from becoming organized efficiently,
so that your personal heroism is required to accomplish
the most mundane routine.
This works within a feeble management culture,
where the corollary becomes,
never allow attrition,
because when people leave they remove unique institutional knowledge
which can't be replaced.
With a transition to competent management,
these swollen heads roll promptly.
The organization gasps a collective gasp,
and shortly begins to achieve velocities
which had previously been unimaginable.
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