Wednesday, July 20, 2011

two laws!

you must have read many laws like peter's principle, parkinson's law, etc making rounds. in course of my as well as others' experinces in organisations, especially public sector, i came out with two axioms or laws.

1.Organisations surprise the employees. the surprise element may become more intensive as the complexity of hierarchial structure increases.
2. organisational systems encourage mediocrity.

While individual employees may strive to excel system always works to bring out mediocrity. these laws apply to large esp. public sector entities with hierarchial system and i cannot tell if they apply to others. i will try to elaborate with examples later. meanwhile critique welcome.

Thanks to Nirupam for helping me thrash out the first law.


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