Some of these laws have (at times) severely disrupted operation in the companies I worked for, and I guess they are hard (if not impossible) to cherish. My favorite is number 2. Why do so little managers understand this simple concept?
- Today’s problems come from yesterday’s “solutions.”
- The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.
- Behaviour grows better before it grows worse.
- The easy way out usually leads back in.
- The cure can be worse than the disease.
- Faster is slower.
- Cause and effect are not closely related in time and space.
- Small changes can produce big results… but the areas of highest leverage are often the least obvious.
- You can have your cake and eat it too — but not all at once.
- Dividing an elephant in half does not produce two small elephants.
- There is no blame.
Peter Senge – The Fifth Discipline