Usefulness of Theories? LO24642

From: Doug Merchant (
Date: 05/20/00

Replying to LO24637 --

----- Original Message -----
From: "AM de Lange" <>

Replying to LO24574 --

Meera <> writes:
>I also feel its okay to discuss abstract concepts and high
>fundas. But if it cant help me make a difference to the time my
>employees are putting at the Factory...well its not a prirority. I
>will be a lurker.
>All theory discussed is fine so far as it will make a difference
>in the life of an employee - at work or otherwise.

As I understand it, theory alone will seldom, if ever, make a difference
in the life of any person. In other words, theories alone are virtually
worthless for employers and employees alike. Making use of less abstract
and not so fundamental concepts will increase little the value of a
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If we choose to be ignorant of our "theories in use",
we can not choose not to use them.

Doug Merchant


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