September 17, 2010

The Need For Equilibrium

"Order is not pressure that is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium that is set up from within."
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Early 20th century Spanish philosopher

With all the recent quotes suggesting the importance of balance, I thought it would be good to include one telling us how to do that.
From within.
That suggests the need for management to consider how balanced is the culture it attempts to manage.


  1. is management supposed to include people who are counter to the culture they wish the company to have? if not, how can there be balance and if so, how can they manage?

  2. If by include you mean consider what they have to say, particularly when it appears to be counter to the company's culture, absolutely. If not how else will you know if you have the right culture? Remember, consider is not the same as accept.

    I don't care what group it is including business, religious, government, social, etc., whenever you ban or refuse to consider a viewpoint counter to your own, you stop growing and when that happens, soon after you die.