Wk 1, IOP 490: DR 1
SUbstansive response. Please further discusssion. End response with question.175+ wordsCiite 2 referencesAPA formatRespond to the following:Wade Ferry7:21 AMWhole system discovery approach reminds me of a sales pitch to hire a full-time consultant that can be on staff to help bring the right people together to solve problems in an organization. The whole system discovery approach highlights the need for a leader. A leader can be the glue that brings in representatives from all parts of the organization (Block, 2011). However, Block (2011) refers to the third-party approach, “ … objectivity and a willingness to confront difficult issues that people inside the system may be unable or unwilling to face.” (p. 177).Outsider credibility is something my Organizational Leader (Wing Commander [Wg/CC]) considered he still had after spending over a year in the Organization. He recently called together a group of people for a high-interaction approach. He called the meeting an ‘off-site’ where leaders within subordinate organizations became captive for four days and three nights. The Wg/CC also looked for young Officers to join the ‘off-site’, and is the source of my second hand information regarding the discussions that took place. The Wg/CC did not have outsider credibility nor was there a separation of status, power, title, and function as Block (2011) explains as conditions that should be present to all cross social and organizational barriers.With a better understanding of the whole system discovery approach, I would make the recommendation to the Wg/CC to still hold ‘off-sites’ but not participate. Initially he could provide a enthusiastic speech defining purpose but allow subordinate commanders to “ …name their own problems and find ways to address them.” (Block, 2011, p. 180). Possibly allow the Organization’s Chaplain to act as the outsider or consultant to help guide discussions.References:Block, P. (2011). Flawless consulting: A guide to getting your expertise used (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.