Visionaries and Early Adaptors LO22479

Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:41:56 +530

Replying to LO22477 --

Greg Troxell wrote:

> How do people, who don't usually think conceptually catch "the vision" (or
> mission or direction -- however you name it)? What can be done to close
> the gap in this learning cycle?
> What experiences, tools have some of you had on breaking into this kind of
> cycle?

I notice THREE different ways 'vision' arises:

(i) From circumstances [Sometimes, visions seem to arise from one's
(biological, psychological, natural, or social) circumstances. For
example, the vision of some human beings to create a flying machine.]

(ii) From Imposed constraints [Sometimes, visions become visible when some
constrainst are imposed. For example, a business organisation can impose a
constraint on its members: do whatever you like as long as you serve the
company's interest. Some corporate visions seem to become visible in this

(iii) From self-organisation [Sometimes, new visions seem to arise when a
number of existing visions interact in a certain way. The vision of
creating a new nation might be visualised in this fashion.]

I stop here to have your thoughts.


PS: Some of you will notice the similarity with how reality is construed
[or is treated] in classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and
complexity theory.

Prof. D. P. Dash
Xavier Institute of Management
Bhubaneswar 751013


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