Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7652

William J. Hobler, Jr (bhobler@worldnet.att.net)
Tue, 28 May 1996 21:23:27 -0400

Replying to LO7628 --

Jack Hirschfield quoted Michael McMasters who said

>>People can be counted on to do what makes sense to them.

and then Jack commented

>Both Michael and John Woods seem to me to be in denial regarding large
>numbers of people who believe they understand the systems they find
>themselves in, have determined them to be senseless, and feel powerless
>(or are unwilling for other reasons) to change the nonsensical world they
>live in.

I don't see the denial. Doing what makes sence seems a neutral statement
independent of a person's level of knowledge of a system.

However, I believe that Jack is right, there are large groups of people
that do not understand the system. It is one purpose of a learning
organization to gain knowledge of systems so that it can make appropriate
well informed intelligent changes to them.

In a previous post I used Zuboff's word - informatted - as an attribute of
an organization that is able to make this kind of change.


bhobler@worldnet.att.net Bill Hobler

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