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Tension pre-cursor to Change

 
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Does Tension have to exist before you can bring about change and implement it?
If C# hadn't happened Java would have been poorer for it.
How do organisations create the right environment for change ?
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Here are some categories , if this helps.


Negotiations

Peopleware issues

Simulators and "war games"

Any news and links to go under these categories ?
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As there is no response I'll finish with these quotes from Peter Drucker.
Employees have never had more power. They have the power to switch their pension managers,mortgage mangers,utilities managers.


Knowledge workers using the tools of their trade , have opposed interests: as employees, shareholders and future pensioners. The tensions aroused by these conflicts will have to be resolved.

Who will resolve the tensions ? It cannot be "capitalists" but "professional managers" moreover "in developed countries, pension funds increasingly control the supply and allocation of money". These funds in 1992 owned half the share capital of large US corporations and almost as much of their debt. "The beneficiary owners" are the country's employees" . Just as Karl Marx wanted, the employees own the means of production. Paradoxically, the United States has become the most "socialist' country around, while still being the most 'capitalist' one."


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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
As there is no response I'll finish with these quotes from Peter Drucker.
Employees have never had more power. They have the power to switch their pension managers,mortgage mangers,utilities managers.

[ August 16, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]


... Everything, it seems, but their employers. Assuming they still have one.
I'm afraid they we're closer to "Ayn Rand" democracy. One Dollar, One Vote. As opposed to Marx, who I'll presume was thinking closer to "One Employee, One Vote".
I.e.: when it comes to who really owns the means of production, it's more Bill Gates and Dick Cheney than is is Joe Sixpack and Barbera Dietcoke.
 
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Ayn Rand - I cannot make head or tail of the philosophies.
For instance whether it's anti-multicultural or not. Or for the individual or the state. A re-examination of Western Civilisation values. It's all a ramble and can be read either way.
In short, it's rather frightening.
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