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Friday, April 1, 2011

Philosophy Break

Today I participated in a discussion that reflected on different concepts of decision models and views of human nature and how man best operates within organizations.  The decision models addressed which is the better course—a rational decision model vs. a muddling through model using trial and error?  Also discussed was the nature of man.  Are the majority of people lazy and must be directed at work, or are they individuals who enjoy challenges, display self-intuitive and a sense of generosity, and gain satisfaction from being trustworthy. Associated questions regarded how insights and creativity are best developed.  We work in a parks and recreation department one of whose assumptions is that mankind functions best with breaks from the constant pressures of life.  Some of his best ideas occur during moments of restoration and find their development during or after a break from the routine.

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