Business and Layoffs LO5489

James Rieley (
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 10:14:10 -0600

Replying to LO5306 --

After reading the thread on business and layoffs, I thought that it would
be appropriate to contribute. Through our Center, we have been working on
trying to better understand the organizational dynamics at play in recent
years in this country. Our work has resulted in a series of causal
relationship loops that might be beneficial to the conversation. The most
appropriate, we believe, can be found by going to the link below

[Host's Note: A copy of this Causal Loop Diagram is at the Learning Org
site at

With any luck, it will be displayed in-line for readers on the web page.]

Visualize Graphic Here

We believe that by examining the loop relationships, we can begin to track
the archetypes that are present, giving us the ability to become more
effective over time. JBR

James B. Rieley
The Center for Continuous Quality Improvement
Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
414.297.6475 FAX

"In oneself lies the whole world, and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either that key or the door to open, except yourself." Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1972

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