Corporate code of conduct LO24022

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 02/22/00

Replying to LO23994 --

Dear Organlearners,

Mark Feenstra <> writes:

>Without an honest acknowledgement of this difficulty I find
>it hard to believe that most codes of conduct, corporate or
>otherwise, will ever be anything other than largely meaningless
>gestures that only serve to re-inforce peoples view that they
>are often wading through a sea of bull****.

Greetings Mark,

Humane conduct is something which can only emerge from within a human. It
can be codified so that others can recognise it. But it can never be
transfered. Codifying humane conduct so as to transfer it is a foolish
practice which dehumanise people. Hence the worst bluff is to use a code
of conduct to signal one's own humane conduct. The authenticiy of humane
conduct is in its doing and not its codifying.

>Perhaps it requires the synergy that emerges from all 5
>of PS's disciplines, or all 7 of At's essentialities, to help
>people derive meaning from such notions as codes of
>conduct on a day to day basis. In my view the presently
>dominant civilisational worldview constantly erodes the
>capacity of people in organizations to cultivate these
>types of emergent synergies, so it is no surprise that
>curious people might come to question the typical value
>of such fragments as codes of conduct.

Dear Mark, my own seven essentialaities are seven factual patterns
concerning all creative systems and not merely humans. Yet they have no
meaning outside the self-evolution of individuals and organisations. No
person can derive authentic meaning from them. A person can only emerge
creatively so as to recognise his/her own understanding in them.

I am so far still very happy that people have not yet began to use the
seven essentialities as a code trying to make their own conduct authentic.
When that happens, and should I still be alive, I will have to call their
bluff. The authentic understanding of them is in doing them and not in
codifying them. Once you have learned this, you will also be able to call
the bluff of any person in whatever code of conduct. It is then, even when
you seldom call their bluff, when you should take extreme care because you
have become an enemy to all systems which deal in banalities.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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