“It is not man’s dreams that fail him,” declared L. Ron Hubbard in 1969. “It is the lack of know-how required to bring those dreams into actuality.” For that reason, and that reason alone, “Whole nations, to say nothing of commercial firms or societies or groups, have spent decades in floundering turmoil.”
The consequences stare back at us as headlines every day: crippling deficits, onerous taxation, failing businesses, and in the prosperous Unites States alone, more than 30 million people now living below the poverty line. It is not for nothing, then, that Mr. Hubbard further explained, “Man’s happiness and the longevity of companies and states apparently depend upon organizational know-how.”
If one genuinely understood how individuals best function – their needs, aspirations and the source of their failings – one would naturally understand how groups of individuals best function. Such was the stance from which L. Ron Hubbard addressed the problems of how we cooperate with others – not with administrative gimmicks or authoritarian decrees, but with a uniquely compassionate view of groups as individuals united in a common purpose.
In all, Mr. Hubbard spent more than three decades developing and codifying the management policies by which organizations function.
Among the principles found in these policies is the very key Conditions of Existence, which Mr. Hubbard defined in terms of the degrees of success or survival of something. The basic concept is vaguely known to astute administrator who speaks in terms of “corporate health.” But whereas the idea of corporate health implies only two states – good or bad – and offers no precise means of improving that health, Mr. Hubbard provides a great deal more. Specifically, Mr. Hubbard analyzed the various degrees of survival – from a non-existence state to a dangerous situation, to a condition of emergency to one of normal, affluence and power. Moreover, he has spelled out the necessary formulas or actions one must take for the improvement of any condition. That is, by simply performing the outlined steps, one rises through each condition to the next until one’s organization is indeed thriving.
To eliminate any guess work as to one’s operating condition, Mr. Hubbard further worked out the methods of monitoring organization health by statistics. The statistic, as he defined it, is a number or amount compared to an earlier number or amount of the same thing. Thus, statistics refer to the quantity of work done or the value of it, and are the only sound measure of any production or any activity, be it organization or individual.
Administratively, then, the statistic provides the barometer of organizational health, while Mr. Hubbard’s Conditions of Existence provide the means for improving that state of health. Correctly utilized, these tools allow for the exact isolation of troublesome areas, and how to improve those trouble spots.
Given what Mr. Hubbard’s management breakthroughs represent in terms of providing the natural rules by which groups truly function, it was inevitable that his management discoveries would become much in demand in general industry and elsewhere.
The management technology of L. Ron Hubbard is now employed by tens of thousands of organizations in at least 131 nations throughout the world. This can only be because of unparalleled results gained by those who use it – results in growth, prosperity and organization longevity.
Hubbard® Administrative Technology is used today by more individuals and organizations than any other single management system on Earth.