How the Few Control the Many: The Principle of Fragmentation

By Dr. John Reizer

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Maintaining control from the top down is not as difficult as one would think. This objective has been successfully accomplished, repeatedly, throughout our modern history. This is especially true within the corporate world. The corporate structure of a given company is akin to the structure of a pyramid. At the top of the corporate pyramid, a select few know everything of importance regarding the health and well being of a particular company. The further down the pyramid you move the more people in the company become involved. The company members that hold a particular position of rank/status/employment within the lower levels of the pyramid are not privy to the same quantity of information as the individuals who hold a higher level of pyramidal rank/status/employment. The further down the pyramid you move the less company information is known by each of the employees. At…

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