In an ideal management, nothing is wasted

From this month’s Zen words in Japanese site of Rinzai-Obaku Zen.

In original phrase it was about an ideal dynasty, however, I thought in modern context we can interpret it as about an ideal management.

At the pinnacle of management skills, a manager would be able to utilise whatever resources at hand, each and every subordinate, material or opportunity and left nothing wasted.

Thus if there are any resources not utilised well it is all attributed to the manager’s virtue.






Ehara he moumou i te mahi o te rangatira

Hei tā te kōrero o te marama i te wāhanga Hapani o te Rinzai-Obaku Zen.

Ka mōhio te rangatira i te mana o te mea katoa.

Ka mōhio ia i ngā tāngata katoa.

Ka mōhio ia i ngā rawa katoa.

Ka mōhio ia i ngā āhei katoa.

Ehara he moumou i te mahi o te rangatira.