The inspiration to become a LO. LO30358

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 07/11/03

Dear Organlearners,

Greetings to all of you.

A N Whitehead once wrote:
"Religions commit suicide when they find their
inspirations in their dogmas."

This made me wonder. Where do the members of an organisation get their
inspiration to become a LO (Learning Organisation)? Can the executive
manager give them that inspiration? Can a consultant give it to them? I

Whitehead's words made me think. I once attended several meetings of an
organisation wanting to transform itself so as to cope better with the
future. I think that it was in the 2nd meeting when somebody mentioned
that they should become a LO. All were interested so they asked that
person to explain what a LO is. I myself wondered how he would do it. He
then began with a monologue, explaining each of the five disciplines. By
the time he reached the fourth discipline, nobody was interested any more.
Eventually that organisation never transformed itself and was finally
incorporated into another.

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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