Hot Issues LO12756

Tony Barrett (tonyb@uires.RESNET.UIDAHO.EDU)
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 09:37:00 PST

Replying to LO12741 --

Ian Lawson <> wrote

> At a company one of the strong assumptions revealed by the management team
> was: "fellow managers are guilty of corruption". This came from a fairly
> down-the-line diagnosis based on Argyris' method.
> The question I have is: are such issues (and there are others of a similar
> gravity), which imo are career threatening to senior management and
> potentially explosive to the entire organisation, suitable subjects for
> learning via improving the quality of conversation amongst
> management?

Ian and others:

This does appear like an explosive situation. I question how much
management would even consider such allegation if their careers are
threatened. Jackson Browne has a new CD with the title song "Looking
East" He sing," Where the search for the truth is conducted with a wink
and nod, where power and privilege are equated with the grace of God."
IMHO I would go slow as if you diffusing a bomb. Those who love darkness
will hate the light. I trust that those with more experience and wisdom
than I would chime in.


Tony Barrett
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