Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Petronius (died c. 66)
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Attributed to PETRONIUS ARBITER.Robert Townsend, Up the Organization, p. 162 (1970). Unverified.