Indiv Choice and Org'l Need LO11479
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 15:07:22 -0500

Replying to LO11456 --

In a message dated 96-12-16 23:16:02 EST, (Barry
Mallis) writes:

" I'll can't imagine a way to ensure that 100% of the time each and every
individual in an organization will have ideas that "fit" into the overall
scheme of things. In fact, out-of-the-box contributors may actually
behave in ways which initially appear contrary to given values, but which
are positively ground-breaking. "

Dear Group:

Group goals do not have to force the individual into a position of
conformity. Cooperative groups can be a place that nurture individual
expression and creativity. Group feedback can encourage greater insight
where individuals decide to modify behaviors in accord with group goals.
Obedient conformity to the group is essentially the abandonment of
individuality, creativity and self-understanding.

David L. Hanson, Ph.D.
Synergistic Psychology Associates, P.A.
Suite 204 Cameron-Brown Building
310 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Author of the GEMA-Leadership Development 360 Degree instrument
"Contribution Beyond Self-interest"


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