Advanced Thinking Tools LO12061
Sat, 18 Jan 1997 13:53:57 -0800

Replying to note from "Juan P. Robertson" <>
[Host's Note: I don't think Robertson's msg was on the LO list.]

Greeting and Thanks for the note.
I wish to offer another perspective to the comments as follow:


" But my view is that thinking that looks for a solution that fits the
needs of a large majority of stakeholders is the better solution. "

Now, a scenario in the old time, 15, 16, 17th Century,... at that time the
large majority of stakeholders (The Church, the government , the whole
population etc.) conclusion of the world was that "The Earth is Flat"

""extraneous" opinions" of Galileo that "The Earth is Round" resulted in
him being jailed.

(Are we sure that there is no little little Galileo in the Organsation,
not neccesarily jailed, but certainly not entertained?)

Then, What constitue "Advanced Thinking Tools", based on what sound Theory
and Objectivity?


Andrew Wong
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>Subject: Advanced Thinking Tools
>Author: "Juan P. Robertson" <> at Internet
>Date: 1/14/97 9:21 PM
>Most of the management literature ignores this question orindicates that
>rational thinking that is of better quality is the solution. But my view
>is that thinking that looks for a solution that fits the needs of a large
>majority of stakeholders is the better solution. This means that
>management decision making is part of a bargaining process in the
>customers, employees, distributors, and other in the system or connected to
>it must have their interests and preferences heard. Heard, but not
>necessarily served. Honest consideration of these "extraneous" opinions
>goes beyond rationality in considering the political and cultural parts of
>the system and decisions which honor them (or compensate them later for
>injuries believed to benefit the larger numbers) are, in my opinion the
>kind of advanced thinking that makes organizations effective.
>Juan Robertson
>Central Washington University
>Seattle, Washington USA


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