An Approach to Change LO1435

David E. Birren, MB/5, 608.267.2442 (
Tue, 30 May 1995 14:18 CST

I recently came across an interesting approach to organizational
adaptability and individual willingness to accept change. Any thoughts
about this?

In the dynamic organization of the future, adaptation to environmental
change happens most readily at the organization's level--not among the
assembled pieces (people) working within it. Once we get many folks used
to working in teams assembled because of their assets as people--not as
representatives of a specific organizational unit--we will be there.
Being seen and known as a suite of skills and experience is more rewarding
for many people than being pegged in a single program. For some, the
desire to work at a home base (unit) may be too strong and that's OK too.

David E. Birren						Phone: (608)267-2442
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