Teams, Athletic and Non LO6899

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Mon, 22 Apr 1996 23:03:48 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO6833 --

Charles Parry presents some very interesting nnotions that we tend to
ignores about sports teams, when we use them as analogy to business and
other situations. I agree with a lot of what he said. I may add that we,
in the U.S., possess a characteristic that we don't talk about too much.
It is the easiness with which accept authority and structure. We tend to
no question these too much, or not at all. In this case, it doesn't
matter how short the power distance is (according to Hofstede's studies),
if we don't question that at all! When a player questions the authority
and structure being enforeced by the coach, or by the referees, there is a
good chance that the player will be sanctioned. I believe that the same
approach is used in schools, at home, at church, in college, etc., then we
cannot expect people to get off the lines.



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