[OSList] Drucker conference in Vienna: "Managing Complexity"
Harrison Owen via OSList
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Fri Nov 14 13:53:39 PST 2014
Michael -- I think I lost the suit. Or at least the last time I remember it
was for my daughter's wedding. Gone-Zo! And Dan... your comments are
devastating I think. But the good news is that folks are talking. Next step
will be their recognition of the cognitive dissonance between their words
(and the way they offer them) and the reality they seek to address. But one
step at a time is probably all you can expect.
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Michael M Pannwitz via OSList
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before I sit down to write an E-Mail I put on my suit.
So whats this slant on suits.
I recall seeing Harrison with suit and tie in one of the first os events he
facilitated. After that it went all downhill with hat etc.
Have a great day wherever you are
On 14.11.2014 17:12, Daniel Mezick via OSList wrote:
> I'm not watching the Vienna event as closely as Suzanne, and some of
> the others.
> I do notice some things about it.
> I'm glad that "people in suits" like Gary Hamel (et al) are now
> noticing what is happening, and writing and talking about it. As for
> "doing", it looks like the main activity is... arranging conference
> I'm sad and afraid about the format. It's the standard us-them
> conference format. The experts dispense wisdom from the stage, the
> rest receive this revealed wisdom.
> The structure of the program is a big tip-off to what is happening
> By attending this, the attendee authorizes the elevation of the people
> on the stage to the status of authority figures.
> The title of the event might also tip us off: "Managing Complexity"
> To manage is to direct and control. The title therefore expands to:
> "Directing and Controlling Complexity".
> That's a very interesting title for a conference that is presumably
> about emergence in business organizations.
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