LO and Western Thought LO7548

Bill Hendry (sfidba@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us)
Wed, 22 May 1996 13:35:54 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO7515 --

Terri Deems passed along an interesting message from the TRDEV-L list on
May 20th...

Ross' comments of confusing activity with productivity (and I would add
effectiveness) are shown daily in workplaces around the country. Being
able to reflect on what you are doing isn't even in most folks thought
processes. Perhaps it goes back to thinking is mgmts. job, workers are to

He speaks of looking for stories relating how management's negative
attitude toward learning impedes the development of a LO...I am sure
stories abound...

Does the group share this train of thought?

If I as a manager embrace these LO concepts--->my people will become
smarter and more effective--->which leads to my boss asking the question,
"Why do I need a manager anymore?"--->so I will find any reason possible
not to embrace these concepts (resistance to change) or to hunt for
evidence of them not working. Perhaps guaranteeing a place for
supervisors and managers within an organization striving to change is what
is needed, so people don't feel like they are "working themselves out of
their jobs.


Bill Hendry | work e-mail: sfidba@thpl.lib.fl.us Organizational Development Consultant and Trainer Hillsborough County, FL (813) 276-2727, fax (813) 276-2197

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