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The Enlightened Organization by Catherine Berney

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Ways into the group

Me, you and others too

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. MARGARET MEAD

You should never underestimate the potential power that can be realized from any of the groups you work in. The trick is being able to realize that power because groups can be messy places to work, with members playing all sorts of different roles and responding to a multitude of preferred and subjective ways of being in the world.

Group performance has been of interest to management writers for over 100 years, but is all too often seen in terms of individual performance multiplied by the group numbers. In reality, groups have a whole different life force ...

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