LO and Higher Ed LO7569

Bill Hendry (sfidba@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us)
Thu, 23 May 1996 08:50:28 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO7538 --

Peter Senge, in the Systems Thinker from Feb. 1996, said that "the basic
assumption that only top mgmt. can cause significant change is deeply
disempowering. Why then, Senge asks, do we accept is to unquestioningly?
Isn't it odd that we should seek to bring about less authoritarian
cultures by resorting to hierarchical authority?

As practitioners, I would caution continuing to act under the notion that
nothing will happen without top management buy-in.

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