Learning organization without management's support? LO30442

From: Alan Cotterell (acottere@bigpond.net.au)
Date: 08/02/03

Replying to LO30419 --


You can be a 'change agent' in your organisation, but beware! Many senior
managers are paranoid, and an identifiable group with an agenda can be
perceived as a threat. If you can get a group of three people together
and reach common ground on the issues confronting your organisation, you
might be able to influence your CEO. If you can't do this, I suggest you
should step back and leave this area alone.

Change must come with your CEOs commitment. He is your leader, and it
doesn't matter how much following you get, if he doesn't agree/approve
your mission can end with one blow and several redundancies.

The middle managers in your organisation may be followed by several
obsequious syncophants - all self- serving. If they are there, your
mission can be perceived as very unwelcome, in particular, when you 'go
over their heads'.

Sorry to be so gloomy, however I speak from bitter experience.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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