Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7363

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
10 May 96 11:37:11 EDT

Replying to LO7265 --

Brock Vodden <brock.vodden@odyssey.on.ca> wrote in a very
complete description of american management training programs:

>...Executive teams are typically missing at least two critical competencies
>(often many more), that are required to operate effectively. Each
>competency blindspot at the executive level radiates out into the
>organization causing problems, lost opportunities, waste, excessive costs,
>In most cases, these organizations are unaware of the missing pieces, so
>take no compensating action. The result ranges from significant loss of
>productivity to bankruptcy.

What is more frightening is when the CEO realizes they need to change
and schedules retreats every year on team building, empowerment, etc...
but still continues to do the ingrained training on the job.

Changes take more than one quarter to show up so they continue to
agressively treat the symptoms while making the root cause worse!
This is why Senge's work is so fundamental to getting us out of the
collective hole we have found ourselves in....


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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