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Reflection on Multiple Perspectives Exercise

In the unit studies, you read the "Multiple Perspectives" activity on pages 273-275 in the Senge book. For this discussion, complete this exercise on your own. Describe a change you are currently involved and identify and list the stakeholders who have an investment in this issue along with their perspectives. In addition, comment on the value and insight this exercise provided you. Address the following questions:

How could this exercise help a team appreciate multiple perspectives?
How could this exercise help a team develop strategies for accomplishing change?
How could this exercise help a coalition responsible for change understand the multiple perspective held by stakeholders?

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In the unit studies, you read the "Multiple Perspectives" activity on pages 273-275 in the Senge book. For this discussion, complete this exercise on your own. Describe a change you are currently involved and identify and list the stakeholders who have an investment in this issue along with their perspectives. In addition, comment on the value and insight this exercise provided you. Address the following questions:
How could this exercise help a team appreciate multiple perspectives?
This exercise can help a team appreciate multiple perspectives because it compels each member to think about the problem from the view point of different persons, and different functions. The same problem when viewed from the perspective of the CEO is very different when viewed from the perspective of the finance department. Further, when each person is assigned a perspective he is compelled to thing from that perspective. Even if the person does not understand the perspective properly, the person develops sensitivity to that view point. Even when the person does ...

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