Who is the client
gbeck at beckground.hu
Thu May 3 03:35:09 PDT 2001
Let me have an other angle to see this issue.
I think it would worth to collect our experience on, who will buy the OS?
Here is my contribution. There is a classification of managers by Ichak
Adizes, who talks about 4 types of managers. Of course this 4 types are not
appearing clearly, but in a mixture, where the dominance is on one or
The P people are the producers (e.g. a technical or manufacturing manager),
who want to get the job done.
The A people are the administrators (like controllers, accountants) who want
the rules to be kept.
The E people, the entrepreneurs who are creative and risk takers, who go for
the challenges (like marketing, FINANCE!, Human resource, sales)
The I people, whose main objective is to Integrate the organisation.
(This can appear in any part of the organization, depending on the folks,
In this sense our clients might be the E and I people, who can accept the
"chaos" and can see the possible positive outcome from it.
I think the P and A people can only be our clients, if they have a strong E
or I. Since these roles are conflicting, there is not much chance for it.
Someone has wrote about the engineers (typical P) who loves the OS, when
realise, it works.
I am afraid, that it was too short explanation, but hope you can start from
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