When is LO inappropriate? LO13785

Edwin Brenegar III (brenegar@bulldog.unca.edu)
Fri, 30 May 1997 14:06:08 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO13764 --


No, you are not silly. I have two comments.

First, people are more complicated than just motivating them to be
learners as the answer to all issues. Whether it is LO, Quality, Teams,
etc., each is addressing a different aspect of organizational life, and we
should remember that any one is, possibly, a microcosmic view of the

Second, I've never heard or read anything specifically addressing this
issue, but do the owners and managers of places like McDonald's expect
their employees to remain behind the cash register for their entire
careers? Or do the people who work in those jobs view them as careers
with real opportunity for advancement, whatever that may be. This raises
an important question for our society to answer. In service industries,
what does career advancement mean if you virtually remain in hte same job
throughout your career? What does LO mean to this person?

Great observation Stever.

Ed Brenegar


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