It's not just semantics LO6455

Andrew Moreno (
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 17:49:38 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO6290 --

On Fri, 29 Mar 1996 wrote:
> In a recent situation, the "empowered staff" found out what that really
> means: if you make the same decision that the boss would have made, then
> you're empowered. If you don't make the same decision, then be prepared
> to bear the consequences, even if you try to point out that you're
> supervisors are somehow incorrect or inconsistent.

Well, maybe you could figure out the criteria that the boss uses to make
those decisions and then figure out how you can integrate your criteria
with your bosses criteria so things are win/win. I think the leverage
point in integrating the criteria is that the criteria are context

[I have to admit, this is easy to say, not so easy to put into practice.
I've been working at it for the last 3 years, 10 hours a day and I haven't
figured it out yet.

For me, it's a double bind - I can't make things win/win so I might as
well not do anything at all and I can't do anything because I don't want
to work in only one area.

I'm willing to starve till I figure this out because it will be like a
pyramid effect when I do figure it out - very recursive exponential

What I have to figure out is how to increase my capabilities so I can
manage complexity.

Gee these double binds are everywhere! It's amazing we didn't see them
before. Hi Richard! :)]

Andrew Moreno


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