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Johnnie moore

Hi Chris: Your trackback led me to this post which I really enjoyed, you've saved me some work trying to recapitulate more of Patricia Shaw's approach!

I pretty much agree with everything and I think you do full justice to the sensitivities about bullet points.

I often apply an Improv frame to organisation, so I would think of seeing the introduction of a model as a form of offer and see if it can be Yes, Anded by participants. People in organisations are fairly skilled at playing around the edges of such structures to get results. I think Shaw's concern about reifying models is justified if they are applied clumsily or if the short cut they provide starts to narrow down our choices and awareness unproductively. So I'm with you on the criterion being usefulness rather than rightness.

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