The manager encounters degeneration following joy and
enthusiasm and knows that human and organizational degeneration are
preconditions for repair.
The manager returns to fundamentals from which the path of
repair will follow. He or she knows that action will be called for, since
degeneration cannot be corrected in a setting of empty tranquility.
This action places the manager in a setting of danger and
One must not be excessively adamant or weak in correction
and had better know whether things are degenerating or not.
Often, this is the time to utilize the strength and
clarity of others to break down one's own ignorance and restore things to a
state of non-degeneration.
Fame and profit are not your targets here. Spiritual
values and virtues allow for non-degeneration.
Great progress for the manager and his or her organization
results from dealing effectively with degeneration.