Re: Soul LO1258

Wed, 17 May 1995 07:03:00 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO1226 --

Ivan wrote:

> I think that we have dealt
> for too long with individuals in organizations as objects, as labor, as
> workers who provide the labor, etc. This practice has taken the human
> side of the organization out the workplace!

I've only been on this listserve for a little over a month (I think), so
maybe you have talked previously about Sir Geoffrey Vickers. If not, I
highly recommend reading three of this books, as I think he is one of the
great humanistic systems thinkers of this century:

Human Systems are Different, London: Harper & Row, 1983
Responsibility--Its Sources and Its Limits, Seaside: Intersystems, 1980
The Art of Judgment: A Study of Policy Making, Chapman & Hall, 1965
(later redone by Harper & Row, 1983).

Most of these, maybe all, are available in paperback. Vickers died some
years back.