A theory of organizational analysis

Tucked into some papers that I brought back when cleaning out my father’s condo, I found a handwritten note on which was written a theory of organizational analysis. While this should be considered a theory subject to additional testing, given my limited experience in both the for-profit and the nonprofit worlds, this theory sounds like a pretty good model for larger organizations (more than 20 staffers or employees).

The [Robert] Harper Principle of Organization

Persons with aggressive personalities and big mouths will naturally gravitate into management.

Corollary:

Within any given organization, those persons with the loudest voices and most aggressive personalities will become the managers regardless of their inherent ability.

2 thoughts on “A theory of organizational analysis”

  1. Will, that’s priceless!

    The full title of the article says it: “Humanity Surprised It Still Hasn’t Figured Out Better Alternative To Letting Power-Hungry Assholes Decide Everything.”

    Did someone say Donald Trump?

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