Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7552

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
22 May 96 15:01:55 EDT

Replying to LO7482 --

Brock Vodden <brock.vodden@odyssey.on.ca> in his usual
thought-provoking manner, in respone to my post asks:

>...Do you have any suggestions for what could be done, on a national scale,
>to at least get the attention of a significant number of these
>Sorry for generating a little more heat in the rhetoric, but I feel deeply
>about the importance of this issue to my country. I also feel very
>strongly that the minds I encounter in this group are an extremely rich
>source of ideas which might lead to a key to the issue.
--end of quote --

I participated in a Task Force called Software and National
Competitiveness that tried to focus action on a very simple notion. The
idea was to get industry and government to cooperate to address the
critical shortage of software professionals. The results were less than I
had hoped in my wildest of pessimistic moments.

This is why I am probing as to what structural changes must take place to
change corporate behaviour so that the continuation of enlightened
self-interest by corporate management might start moving in a different

I have a hunch that the Intellectual Capital Measurements might change
corporate behaviour in the longer term. What do the rest of you think?


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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