>How do we (this forum-as a collective, searching for similar outcomes)
>assist our organizations to internalize these "tools of the LO?" As a
>member of an information systems division, I am challenged with providing
>information systems which support this notion. But, where we get into
>trouble is when the company -- possibly because we are a high tech company
>-- "believes" that the answer to the question IS the technology and not
>the internalized system thinking. From what I have observed, educators
>"believe" education is the answer; consultants "believe" consulting is the
>answer; scientists "believe" science is the answer; etc. Perhaps the true
>answer lies somewhere else.
I believe that nearly every tool can help...there is no right answer. The
learning happens on a meta-view...we look at our activities and reflect
and communicate. The approach (consulting, is, whatever) is only necessary
to provide an environment for organizational action and reflection. I have
worked with reengineering, process costing, centers of expertise, with
intrapreneuring and strategic planning...nothing is perfect but everything
can help people to learn by allowing them to communicate about their
actions, their beliefs and ideas.
It's like Laotse puts it: The way is the goal (I have no english copy of
that book so it might sound strange...).
Looking forward for your comments.
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