Democracy & the learning organisation LO20622

Gray Southon (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 12:23:06 -0800

Replying to LO20604 --


If you want to be academic about it, I suggest that you spend some time
looking at the conflicts and dilemmas involved in the principles outlined,
such as limits of freedom on a social context, relation between equal
rights to particpation against competence, committment, and the practical
constraints of the dynamics of decisionmaking, relations between joint
common activity and individual initiative etc etc.

I really think that the idealistic purism of your initial tenets are one
of your main problems.


Gray Southon

At 06:32 PM 2/7/99 +0000, you wrote:
>I am looking for some help in linking, with a reasonable degree of
>academic rigour, democracy with organisational learning. Tome there seems
>to be an intuitive link but I would appreciate the views of others.
Gray Southon
Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Management
Department of Information Studies
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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