Cooperation vs Competition LO6509

John Woods (
Mon, 8 Apr 1996 08:05:20 -0500 (CDT)

Replying to LO6458 --


Thank you very much for your kind words about my posting about competition
and cooperation. That is an idea I have had for a long time and am glad I
finally found a place to write it out. Whenever you start from the idea
that the organization is a system, i.e., you take a holistic approach to
life in general and in organizations (which is the subject or the learning
org list), such ideas as I wrote about will come to mind. For me that is
both the value of the systems view and an affirmation of its correctness.

John Woods

>RE: Cooperation vs Competition LO6411
>John Woods has just made the most comprehensive, intuitively useful points
>about competition and cooperation that I have heard here. In summary,
>competition requires cooperation from the competitors, competition can be
>either destructive or constructive, cooperation can be either destructive
>or constructive. It all depends on how you do it, and what attitude you
>bring to the activity.
>Thank you John, this is a keeper.
> Rol Fessenden
> LL Bean, Inc

-- (John Woods)

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