Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

posted Jun 26, 2016, 11:10 PM by   [ updated Jun 26, 2016, 11:13 PM ]

This proverb means that if there are many bosses and few workers in an organization, there will be no progress.  The bosses only give orders for work to be done, but there is nobody to follow the orders and do the work.

Example 1:
"That company is going nowhere.  There are too many managers in it."

Example 2:
"Your domain has too many admins.  No wonder it's not getting updated and has security issues."