By the Grace of G‑d
6 Nissan, 5715 [March 29, 1955]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Blessing and Greeting:

In answer to your letter of Adar 28... It goes without saying that to delay all activities until the conditions of which you write—a) that there be complete harmony among [all our institutions and workers]; b) that all members of our community and its institutions accept the authority of ... —are fulfilled, is tantamount to giving up on the possibility of even beginning to do anything. Truth to tell, I do not recall any period, even under the leadership of my father-in-law, the Rebbe, in which there existed such a perfect unity, and that the community and institutions were bound to any central authority (except for the fact that a considerable part of them accepted the authority of the Rebbe).

The solution lies not necessarily in implementing these conditions (rules that are appropriate for the days of Moshiach, regarding which it is said "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of G‑d"1 leaving no time available for...), but in dividing up the work. What I mean to say is that each one should take upon himself a specific, well-defined task—obviously, one that is consistent with his abilities—and apply himself to it with all his fervor and energy. Regarding this matter he will be the "boss," though it will be his responsibility to also consult with the other members of the executive committee, where things will be decided by the majority of opinions, as is the norm. Matters of major significance should be submitted in a letter to await an answer [from here].

Obviously, there will be certain things in which one individual will have to yield to another—as when a representative must be chosen to participate in delegations and the like—but if each one will have "his turf" in which he sees success, it will be much easier for him to accept the dominance of others in these things...

(Freely-translated excerpt from a letter)2