“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
Thomas Murner (1475 – 1537)
German satirist and poet
Author of Appeal to Fools
Many business professionals almost singularly focused on identifying and fixing ‘the ugly’ – shortcomings that result in their organization’s most adverse outcomes. This focus is understandable as extremely poor performance can cause irreparable damage. The approach, however, omits critical examination of a range of organizational performance, ‘the good’ and ‘the bad;’ placing the organization at risk of achieving only suboptimal performance.
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