Functional & Professional Inertia LO7343

Michel, Christopher J (
Thu, 09 May 1996 15:40:00 EDT

Replying to LO7233 --

>It sure as H does. Functions, speciaslisms, and professions have made, and
>continue to make, a vast contribution to the development of our
>organisations, social institutions and understanding of the world. Yet
>they become 'chimneys', bastions of self interest and restrictive
>traditions which keep organisations, and functions/ professional
>institutions themselves stuck.
>How do we create functions/ professional institutes which simultaneously
>enable the value they contribute yet do not limit by the blinkers of
>functional self interest?
>Ideas anyone?

Let us be careful. Otherwise, this thread will create an US versus THEM
mindset. I don't want to get caught up in our wholistic view is good,
their functional view bad. Perhaps we should start small. What if we
were to show value in synergy? What if we achieved getting one functional
institution to talk to and work with another? Where should we start?
Have any of us (besides me) come from a functional/professional
institution? Where are we now and how did we get here?

My journey began when the answers to the questions I asked were never to
my satisfaction. It's still "work in process." But, I dot not plan to
return to the functional viewpoint.

Chris Michel


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