Willingness to Change LO6086

Michael McMaster (Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 08:11:57 +0000

Replying to LO6055 --

Phillip, thanks for your contributions to this dialogue. There is
one particular point that I am making that is a bit beyond what you
are saying and, I think, crucial to our success as a distributed

That is, I am not saying *merely* that those with the large view
should pay attention to the operational conditions. I'm sayin that
every single person in the organisation has (at least the potential)
ability to contribute to the strategy *from their unique perspective*
and that contribution will be valuable.

I'm also saying that it's important that there be a degree of "self
similarity" so that if some are working on strategy, all are working
on strategy - or at least *can* work on strategy. When
specialisation - ie strategy workers - become exclusive rather than
inclusive, the "us/them" dysfunction begins to creep in.

Michael McMaster : Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk
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Intelligence is the underlying organisational principle
of the universe. Heraclitus


Michael McMaster <Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk>

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