Why Training and Consultancy still do not work? LO28694

From: Barry Mallis (theorgtrainer@earthlink.net)
Date: 06/18/02

Replying to LO28686 --

Alan wrote about the bad situation in an Australian company.

> How are we ever going to get workplace change when this type of attitude
> prevails? What hope do consultants have, of implementing new ideas when
> workers are offside right from the very inception?

This kind of situation will never go away as long as human beings remain
homo sapiens rather than defying evolutionary speeds and miraculously
transforming into knowledge angels, workplace angels, communications
angels. In other words, it won't happen in your time or mine.

Some people with belief in a god contend that humans, as drawn by their
Creator, were given CHOICE, were given to know Good and Evil. In any other
form--say, where we are always doing Right, Good, pleasantness--our planet
would be an Eden where angels romp. But that's not the case.

So many traditions identify a Fall; we were "given" consciousness to
choose between things, good and evil among them.

I trust that no one reading this list believes that there is a
prescription, a one-size-fits-most for learning and practice in
organizations of women and men. We must trudge onward, speculate,
theorize, PRACTICE, set examples which are valuable and meaningful to
fellow humans, keep shooting on goal so as to score another synthesis for
the improvement of our condition.

So, there's gloom in Alan's story. There's reason to go on in our sharing,
draw from our wisdom and practice what seems usable, contribute to the
spirit of Life.

Listen to what Rumi spoke some 800 years ago about our knowledge
management, about our so-called learning organizations:

"If you want what visible reality
can give, you're an employee.

If you want the unseen world,
you're not living your truth.

Both wishes are foolish,
but you'll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is
love's confusing joy."

So, my LO friends, stay confused, die into this life, ours will never be
the caravan of despair.

With love,



Barry Mallis <theorgtrainer@earthlink.net>

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