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Old 10-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #15
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Re: Managing Change in Aikido

That's an important point because a dojo as an organization (leaving alone any larger organizations) is more than just a Darwinian place where the best hunter/fighter dictates policy. Ideally, it's a collective following the course laid out by the dojocho and working together to better themselves collectively and individually. If someone's individual pursuits are disruptive - even if there's potential that it CAN improve the collective - if there's a real risk that the collective will be severely impaired in the process, you have to weigh the risk/benefits in the short term and long term as part of the implementation.
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