First Principles of LO LO11802

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
10 Jan 97 22:36:43 EST

Replying to LO11761 --

Marilyn says,

"my colleague saw OL as a methodology that was part, but only part, of the
formula for creating a high performance team. I could (if I had wanted to)
make the argument that the "high performance team" is a snap shot of a
team that is in the process of creating its own future.

"It's all rather Escherian."

This is exactly right in my experience. As W. Edwards Deming said, "DRIVE
OUT SLOGANS!" We need to get behind the terms 'high performance team',
'learning org' and so forth, and understand how they behave, and what is
the outcome. We gain little, and we confuse ourselves a great deal with
these categories that are ill-defined.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc 76234,

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