How does our theory become practice? LO23790

From: eric hatch (
Date: 01/20/00

Replying to LO23766 --

Thank you for such a clear and articulate expostion of both the
differences and value of theory and practice.

The pure practitioner may or may not be effective but lacks context The
pure theoretician has context but may or may not be able to put theory to

As a practitioner I enjoy and inhale theory, but the "how can I use this"
filter is usually in place. I have found, though, that few of my clients
have any use at all for theory that is not experientially derived, or at
the least illustrated with "true life" examples. I've come to work in
bits and pieces of theory, knowing that a decent explanation or
explication is beyond the patience limits of my clients -- and too much is
beyond my own as well.

Thanks again for a fine and artful explanation.

Eric Hatch, President
Hatch Organizational Consulting, Inc.
"Enabling Positive Change"

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