Terry Compton (who sired Ben) firstname.lastname@example.org in a thoughtful post
>...We need good thinkers to think these issues through and change the
>American business culture.
I would draw a parallel between the LO and current FADism as similar to a
child who tries lots of things like piano, basketball, art... but never
sticks to anything long enough to master it. Management teams want to
"buy" the 12 lessons on the piano and then cease the effort when they
cannot play the symphony adequately without years of practice.
In the LO, we need to really understand what's going on not once but over
and over again, drilling down, searching for root cause after root cause
and putting actions in place with carefully designed feedback and
constantly tune the efforts based on results and adapting to the
continually changing conditions.
The biggest obstacle to LO is the relative lack of "apprenticed"
management who have confidence in the ideas of "doing it" and the very
real pressures from their constituents for the instant fix. How many LO
observers are here for the "silver bullet"? How many want that special
book that will finally be the ultimate "list" to follow?
I hope no one thinks that is even a remote possibility! Unfortunately, the
world did not get designed that way and our natural attempts to make it
seem that way just get in the way of progress. So let's get some of our
silent partners to begin their LO apprenticeships? FWIW - IMHO - KCC.
Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>
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