Boundaryless Organization LO22902

Winfried Dressler (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 17:20:37 +0200

Replying to Leadership Development Curriculum LO22884

>Just in case you haven't seen this connection, I'd recommend >you look at
>companies who have pursued the goal of becoming >"boundaryless."

Dear John,

in Linear Thinking LO22882, At de Lange mentioned various types of
thinking and what may become of it. I added to that list while reading
"Deming thinking" (leading to 'TQM'), "Hammer thinking" (leading to
'Reengineering'), "Jones thinking " (leading to 'Lean'). When Deming
stresses that TQM is not what he had in mind and in fact contradicts what
he had to say, then this is for me a good example of what can happen. At
wrote: "And who are surprised most -- those who stressed one essentiality
while not denying the other six."

May I ask you to expand a little bit on "Ashkenas thinking"? What is that
boundaryless organization about? Surely boundaryless does not mean without
boundaries, like permeability of a membrane is not no membrane.


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