LO and Higher Ed LO7609

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
25 May 96 20:59:15 EDT

Replying to LO7569 --

I just want to say how refreshing I found Bill Hendry's statement below.
Thank you, Bill, for having the courage to take a different viewpoint.


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.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc. 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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