Re: Organizational Mutations & Intro - Marilyn Darling

Stephen Robbins (
Wed, 16 Nov 1994 19:14:53 EST5EDT

> To try to initiate change by addressing only the most obvious
> "artifacts" of that principle operating, or by creating a new
> mission statement that articulates a set of beliefs that is counter
> to that operating principle is unlikely to succeed.

Consider, for example, any form of legislation "mandating" a
balanced budget. You can mandate anything you like, but that
doesn't mean that anything will change. [A balanced budget actually
sets a numeric goal, which Deming has long warned against.]

- Stever

Stever Robbins
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