Continuous Improvement LO19783

Richard Charles Holloway (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 20:24:06 -0800

Replying to LO19771 --

just a thought...why don't you think of an organization as a living
system. consider how living systems use what they learn to continuously
improve their opportunity for surviving and thriving. adaptability,
flexibility, sustainability, individuality, integration -- these are
characteristics of living systems and the context for continuous

each component of this system performs an integrated role and
individualized purpose. communication is fundamental to integrating
functions and systems needs as the situation changes. communication also
keeps the individualized parts aligned with the system's purpose.

perhaps this might help you generate a definition that suits your needs?

koebelin wrote:

> RE: Learning Organizations: The Role of Communication in Continuous
> Improvement

"The mystery, the essence of all life is not separate from the silent openness
of simple listening." -Toni Parker

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