Lies About Learning Organizations
Lies and Liars
In every major management movement—management by objectives, participatory management, total quality, business process reengineering, and organizational learning—many lies have been told. To be fair, most of the lies are born of ignorance rather than malice. They are unintentional lies told by good people who want to believe that what they are saying is true. Sadly, a few of the lies are told intentionally by people who want to gain some advantage, say, by landing a large consulting contract. Unfortunately, most liars, whether their intentions are good or bad, convince themselves ...