Social futures LO7592

Dr Ilfryn Price (
Fri, 24 May 1996 16:03:56 -0400

Replying to LO7541 and related messages


I follow your posts to the LO list with interest but have problems. The
following extracts [from three messages in the same digest] occur to me,
as somonone who fervently believes in what she does, encouraging the
captain of the Titanic to motivate everyone to go even faster.

> I believe very strongly that changing the status quo of business is
> to changing society, and that the creation of a more just, more humane
> society cannot come about without fundamental changes in our assumptions
> concerning paid work (this is not to suggest, though, that this is the
> only system that must be changed, only that it is one of several
> ones).

Please tell us what these "assumptions concerning paid work" are that we
must change. I actually don't personally have any today and never have had
any so I am at a loss over the issue. It has always seemed to me that
people who are willing to work will have the most success and those who
come with requirements to lay on the boss will have less success.

On social futures, unemployed etc.

The Sky is NOT Falling and the future is brighter than ever, Joan

On change

My group has a proven prescription for creating and sustaining this value
based culture of highly motivated, committed and creative people who love
coming to work because they trust and deeply respect how the place is
being run.

The last quote stikes me as an oxymoron. You cannot prescribe my
commitment. You might prescribe how I get my [actually a] dog committed to
chasing balls. What am I [or you] missing?

If Price
The Harrow Partnership
Pewley Fort Guildford UK


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