Nature Blog Network Future Earth: Corporate gorillas (2)

Friday, 20 June 2008

Corporate gorillas (2)

John Renesch in the current issue of The Ecologist provides "A systems view of corporate culture change" and illustrates his point by using 6 gorillas, a ladder, a hanging banana and a sprinkler system. The point is that cultural norms can become entrenched within human societies, even when they become dysfunctional and Renesch argues that economic growth might be one such norm that no longer has survival value. Unashamedly mixing metaphors, what would it take for us Corporate gorillas to change our spots? Understand and value complexity for a start - a Blindspot for some naked apes?

(If you value the real thing, support the owner of these pics - the International Gorilla Conservation Programme).

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