chapter  16
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Miles’s Law

ByJeffery K. Gutter

A maxim that evolved from a theory developed by Rufus E. Miles when he managed a branch of the Federal Bureau of the Budget responsible for labor and welfare in the late 1940s. Miles's Law states, "Where you stand depends on where you sit." The law theorizes that there is a direct correlation between the position an individual takes on a particular issue and the title or position that individual holds in the organization.