Conspiritorial LO teams LO7214

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
06 May 96 10:59:32 EDT

Replying to LO7170 --

>... And in fact we conspire
>to avoid senior management even knowing what is truely going on. Thus the
>Conspiritorial LO team theory.
>Archie Kregear -

Great story, Archie. Your account is frightening yet realistic. This is
one of the major contributors to many change activites failing. The senior
managers plot the course without knowing what is really going on. It is
also a major contributor to cracks after downsizing when the management
decides that people like you are surplus because you spend your time
helping the business rather than feeding the bosses' egos!

Often the external consultant can uncover these contributions and correct
the bosses' incorrect perceptions in a tactful way that keeps their egos
intact while also keeping the business intact. This is true value from a
consultant, making things happen that could not otherwise based on such
fundamental organizational blockages.


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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