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20 October 2012 @ 07:19 pm
AKICILJ: One of Murphy's Laws or Peter's Principles, I think  
But I can't find it. Can anyone identify the source (and original wording) of "Given enough time, any organization's primary purpose becomes self-preservation"?
gh4acws on October 21st, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
found quote "As my favorite sociologist Amitai Etzioni points out in “Modern Organizations,” sooner or later self-preservation becomes the primary purpose of every organization. HR empowers itself to do it bigger and better." http://wwnh.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/1710-find-blessings-in-your-job/

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 22nd, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: hth