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"More important than whether we are an ENTJ or a 'Shaper/Finisher' or a Capricorn, is whether we are a Top, Middle, Bottom or Customer and how our world appears to us from that perspective. Fruitless and unhelpful it is, then, to blame individuals or to call for best endeavours and push key performance indicators.
'Once a system falls into a pattern, that pattern shapes how members experience themselves, others, their system and other systems. And then members behave consistently with that consciousness. All of this happens without awareness or choice.'
Here lies the genius of Barry's generic metaphor. None of the activities, services, products, markets - and especially, individual character traits of the people involved - is relevant. What matters is the interaction between the players and the distribution of power. It is impossible to dismiss these insights on the grounds that any particular situation is unique. The whole argument is presented from first principles."
David McAra in e-Organisations & People, Autumn/Winter 2017, VOL. 24, No. 3
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