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5th Discipline notes part 1

5th Discipline notes part 1 - concern 1980s 21 of market US...

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The Fifth Discipline Seven Learning Disabilities 1. Identification with one’s Position American workers are trained to see themselves as what they do, not who they are 2. External Enemies People focusing blame on anything but themselves or their unit 3. The Illusion of Taking Charge Being proactive is a disguise for reactiveness against that awful enemy out there 4. The Fixation on Events Being geared toward short term thinking, not looking at real threats such as quality, service, and design 5. The Parable of the Boiled Frog frog jumps when dropped in already boiling water, frog stays and dies when gradually heated to boil. Programmed to look for sudden changes in environment, not gradual changes. Similar to US auto industry and its view on Japan auto. 1960s 4% of market, US no
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Unformatted text preview: concern, 1980s 21% of market, US concerned 6. The Delusion of Learning from Experience Today live in time when direct consequences of actions may take months or years to appear 7. Myth of the Management team Most teams end up operating below the highest IQ of any member When thought of having the answers to all the problems Systems Thinking ( five disciplines for a learning organization: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking ) The Laws of the Fifth Discipline (Systems Thinking-the most important one) 1. Today’s Problems Result from Yesterday’s Solutions Sometimes fixing one part of the system only brings out difficulties to other parts of the system 2. Push Hard and the system pushes back even harder...
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