As long as the symptoms of crisis are being ‘solved’ whilst their root causes remain intact, more ‘new’ symptoms will pop-up. The crisis will worsen and downward spirals continue.
– Eugen Oetringer
Call to Action
For the sake of EU citizens and especially for the sake of our children!
Whatever your position as a leader or decision maker, whether it is in a small city government somewhere in Europe, in a ministry, parliament or a pan-European organization, in a political party or in business, let’s please stop solving symptoms, stop the shame and blame culture and start solving root causes.
with Nancy Hoffmann and Geoff Slater Deutsch – Nederlands
It must have been some 15 years ago when I was first confronted with something peculiar. Practices and methods that had worked well in the past did not work any more. This created unwanted complications such as people losing their jobs for the wrong reasons, project failure rates going through the roof and ever increasing costs e.g. of health services. Despite the huge suffering this created, nobody in charge was willing (or able) to do anything about it. Instead, all the attention moved to treating the symptoms this created. With the results of the Brexit referendum at hand, it is now painfully clear that this is no longer sustainable. One wonders, was the lesson hard enough for our leaders to stop solving symptoms, stop the shame and blame culture and start solving root causes once and…
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