Stages in LO? LO6911
Tue, 23 Apr 1996 09:05:57 -0400

Replying to LO6871 --

Sundar, suggesting stages in development of the LO, asks:

>What happens to this individual once he/she realizes the enormity of the
>task ?

Sundar poses the idea that the LO begins with a learning individual who
charts a path toward improvement, and continues with a search for a group
that has similar dreams and aspirations. Then, having found such a group,
the group itself wants to expand the domain of their activity.

I suggest that the concept of LO, as set forth by Peter Senge, does not
provide the answer to Sundar's question, and that there is not enough
detail in that concept to answer it.

On the other hand, I suggest that the system of Interactive Management
(IM) set forth in my publications, and mentioned often (probably too
often) on this LO list, comes very close to answering Sundar's question.
The answer suggested there is to install IM in organizations, and to apply
it regularly to those issues that demand substantive learning that goes
across organizational components or even organizations.

This is the suggestion that is presently being followed by those
individuals and groups listed in Appendix 5 of the Handbook of Interactive
Management, including Mr. S. K. Batra of New Delhi (formerly with Tata
Consultancy Services), who has started a Center in New Delhi to do just

John N. Warfield


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