Friday, May 04, 2012

32: Unity

The way cannot be defined, it just is. It is the single principle responsible for every event or thing. The wise project manager has regard for this principle and as a consequence the team will trust him.

The Tao
Lao Tsu tells us:

The Tao is forever undefined.
Small though it is in the unformed state, it cannot be grasped.
If kings and lords could harness it,
The ten thousand things would naturally obey.
Heaven and earth would come together
And gentle rain would fall.
Men would need no more instruction and all things would take their course.

Once the whole is divided, the parts need names.
There are already enough names.
One must know when to stop.
Knowing when to stop averts trouble.
Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.


business cycle said...

I agree that a project must have a unity of the team behind it.. however.. the tao, the way, may differ for each of the individuals involved in the project.. it is the harmony of the participants that should be pursued.. Is the 'way' and harmony the same thing.. maybe..

P M Blogger said...

Good question...