Re: Not-doing LO1281
Wed, 17 May 1995 22:32:03 -0400

Replying to LO1236 --

Bernard Girard asked why there is so much discussion regarding not
thinking and not doing among learning org enthusiasts.

A very good question. There is much discourse among systems
thinkers/learning org enthusiasts re: how to best understand the
evolution, process and management of systems; local, distant, and
universal. In this process, various systems architectures are being
explored in order to discern, as well as we can, how to optimally
facilitate optimal systems (i.e. efficient, elegant, etc.). This includes
how to intervene in a system that is dysfunctional without making it
worse; hence how to "do" or "not do." Eastern religions may provide some
insight re: different approaches. Re: "not thinking," there are times when
the trash of our own concepts interferes with our ability to allow
different approaches to be discovered. At times it's useful to be able to
"clear our heads" of this trash. While there are many other applications,
this seems a useful process to those who care to pursue it.

Dick Althouse.