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Every society is constantly affected by the forces of change.
Every society is relatively stable and substantive change rarely happens.
Which is more true about the structure of societies and/or the structure of organizations?
Societies and organizations are well-integrated structures and each element has a role in the system.
The structures of societies and/or organizations are always in a state of disintegration or constant flux
When I think about conflict within societies and within organizations, I believe...
Conflict is an ongoing factor as groups and individuals promote their beliefs and values, and try to gain power.
Strong functional societies and organizations have common values and beliefs that bind them together.
Choose a list with your favorite metaphors.
Transformation, revolution, chaos or anarchy
System, organic, cycle, process
Do you prefer...
to maintain the status quo.
to disrupt the status quo.
It is impossible to align everyone's values and beliefs.
The first job of leadership is to align values and beliefs about the organization.
I worry about...
how the structures of our organizations and society marginalize some groups and individuals.
how a tendency for the public will to sway leaders' decisions the stability of our society.
If I was the leader, I would be more concerned about...
Creating a strong and predictable structure so that students and teachers could thrive.
Meeting the needs of individuals so that they could each reach their greatest potential.
It is more important for...
everyone to get into the same boat and start rowing in the same direction to accomplish common goals.
everyone to dance to the beat of their own drummer.