Standard administration is a collection of truths. An excellent working definition for truth is “that which works. And that which works most broadly to that which it is applied.”7
If what you are using is not working, it is relatively untrue. Policies and procedures are the basic truths or guiding principles. Company and personal stability depends upon having such written “laws” available and known to all concerned.
The continuance of an organization and its leaders can be said to be entirely dependent upon the skill, training and integrity of those who handle the administrative lines, details and contacts of the group.
“THE BEST GUARANTEE OF STABILITY IS ADMINISTRATIVE SKILL.”8
As has often been said, why reinvent the wheel? I would rather get into all the creative aspects of living and not spend my time trying to solve things that have already been solved years ago. Do I need to experiment with my “problem” for another three to four months while my income is going down? It would be far better simply to find the natural law that applies to that situation and remedy it.
7 “Truth” (definition), Hubbard, Modern Management Technology Defined
8 Hubbard, “Stability,” Policy Letter of 20 September 1969, Organization Executive Course
Quoted excerpts above by L. Ron Hubbard. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard. Excerpt from The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale. Copyright © 2014 Arte Maren, Inc. All Rights Reserved