Eight management laws that people walk in the workplace
Parkinson’s Law The famous American historian Northgood-Parkinson wrote a book called “Parkinson’s Law” through a long-term investigation and research, in which he reduced the causes and consequences of the staff expansion of the agency: a misfitThere may be three ways for officials.
The first is to apply for resignation and give up the seat to a competent person; the second is to allow a competent person to assist himself in the work; the third is to appoint two people who are more qualified than himself as an assistant.
This first path is absolutely impossible, because it will lose a lot of power; the second path will not be taken, because the capable person will become his opponent; it seems that only the third path is the most suitable.
As a result, two mediocre assistants shared his work, and he himself gave orders.
The two assistants were both incompetent and ineffective, and they found two incompetent assistants for themselves.
By analogy, a leadership system that is bloated, people floating around, talking to each other, and inefficient is formed.
Hirschner’s Law A well-known Hirschner’s Law in Western management: if the actual managerial staff has more digits than the optimal number, the working time will be twice more and the working cost will be four times higher;Three times the optimal number, three times the working time, and six times the working cost.
Hirschner’s Law tells us that management is not more powerful, and the more managers there are, the work efficiency may not happen.
Rushner’s Law requires us to study carefully and find an optimal number to reduce working hours instead of working costs.
The horse-fly effect When Lincoln was a teenager, he and his brother plowed cornfields on a farm in some hometowns. Lincoln rode the horse and his brother plowed it. The horse was lazy, and swelled slowly.
But some horses go fast.
Lincoln was surprised. When he got to the ground, he found a large horsefly stinging on the horse, and he knocked it down.
Seeing the horsefly being hit, his brother didn’t say, “Oh, why did you kill it? That guy made the horse run!”
Without a horse fly bite, the horse slowly twitched and stopped; with a horse fly bite, the horse did not dare to snooze and ran fast.
This is the horse fly effect.
The inspiration from the horse-fly effect is that only when a person is bitten, he will not dare to relax, and will work hard and keep making progress.
The rule of “Southerly Wind” The rule of “Southerly Wind” is also called the “warm” rule, which is derived from a parable written by French writer La Fontaine: the northerly and southerly winds are stronger than the power, to see who can take off the coat on the pedestrian.
The north wind first came with a cold wind to bite the cold, and as a result, the pedestrian wrapped the coat tightly in order to resist the invasion of the north wind.
The south wind was blowing slowly, and the wind was bright and sunny. The pedestrians unbuttoned the buttons because they felt the spring was warm, and then took off their coats. The south wind won the victory.
This parable vividly illustrates a truth: warmth is better than severe cold.
Leaders applying the “Southern Wind” rule in management is to respect and care for their subordinates. The following subordinates are based, and more “human touch”, try their best to solve the practical difficulties in the daily life of subordinates, so that the subordinates really cause the warmth given by the leader, soStimulate work.
The law of wine and sewage refers to the law of wine and sewage. If you put a spoonful of wine into a bucket of sewage, you get a bucket of sewage; if you put a spoon of sewage into a bucket of wine, you still get a bucketIn sewage.
In any organization, there are several difficult characters, and their purpose seems to be to mess things up.
Worst of all, they are like rotten apples in the fruit box. If you don’t handle it in time, it will spread quickly and rot other apples in the box.
The terrible thing about the “rotten apple” is its amazing destructive power.
An upright and competent person may be swallowed into a chaotic department, and an unskilled person can quickly turn an efficient department into a piece of sand.
A craftsman who spends time elaborately making a ceramic can destroy it with a donkey in a second.
The principle of zero-sum game Zero-sum game refers to the fact that in a game, the player loses or wins, and one side gets exactly what the other side loses. The total score of the game is always zero.
The reason why the zero-sum game is so popular is that some people find that similar situations to the zero-sum game can be found in all aspects of society. The glory of the winner often hides the bitterness and bitterness of the loser;After centuries of humankind experienced two world wars, rapid economic growth, scientific and technological progress, global integration, and increasingly serious environmental pollution, the concept of “zero-sum games” is gradually being replaced by the concept of “win-win”.
People began to realize that “self-interest” does not have to be based on “harm to others.”
With effective cooperation, a happy ending is possible.
The watch theorem The watch theorem means that when a person has a watch, he can know what time it is, and when he has two watches at the same time, he cannot determine the time.
Two watches cannot tell a person a more accurate time. Instead, the person who watches will lose confidence in the accurate time.
The watch theorem gives us a very intuitive inspiration in terms of business management. It is that the management of the same person or the same organization cannot adopt two different methods at the same time, cannot set two different goals at the same time, and even each individual cannotCommanded by two people at the same time, otherwise this enterprise or this person will be at a loss.
The law of unworthy law The most intuitive expression of the unworthy law is that what is not worth doing is not worth doing well.
This law seems simple enough, but its essence is always forgotten by people.
The law of unworthiness reflects people’s mentality. If a person thinks that something is not worth doing, he always maintains a perfunctory attitude. The success rate is small, and even if it is successful, it will not be much.A sense of accomplishment.
Therefore, the leaders of the enterprise should reasonably distribute the work, such as letting the employees who want to be dismissed to complete the work with certain risks and shortcomings alone or lead, and give affirmation and praise when they are completed; let the employees who are dependent on hiring participate moreWork together in a group; let workers who want to be involved in power take on a supervisor role appropriate to their abilities.