Teaching Smart vs. not LO13509

prkosuth (prkosuth@mychoice.net)
Tue, 06 May 97 23:17:21 PDT

Replying to LO13499 --

Accountability tends to come best from within, though somehow management
must recognize and support this accountability. To want to learn is driven
from the self but maybe this can only go so far without some supportive
feedback from the managemnet.

Paul Kosuth

> Ben, your comments have generated some interesting conversation on this
> list. I've noticed that only two of the posts (by my count, forgive me if
> I missed some) deal with the issue of accountability. One of those posts
> was mine and by far, probably the most harsh. It's not that I don't
> believe in the need to see things from another's point of view and to
> ENGAGE other's in learning (not command, which cannot be done), but what
> seems to be missing for me in all of this discussion is accountablity.
> Most companies, governments, etc. today require people to build new skills
> just to survive in a competitive world. As an individual, it's the best
> way I know of to maintain my employment. IMHO, TQM movements started to
> errode the accountability of individuals to managers, despite all the
> many, powerful good things that have come about. I am not advocating the
> old command and control structure, but how does accountability fit in with
> learning and what is management's role? (If you read some frustration in
> this, you are hearing it correctly and perhaps, Ben, that is some of your
> frustration as well). Comments anyone?
> Debbie


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