More on Restructure from a Process Perspective

Dr. Maria Dixon, assistant professor of communications at SMU and a former classmate of mine at Candler, offers an interest analysis of what happened in the General Administration committee around the restructure issue. Her conclusion:

The General Administration Debacle happened because in the end, when it mattered, arrogance and ignorance sat in the front seat of the UMCleaving common sense and the Holy Spirit to sit in the backseat wondering “are we there yet?”

It's a good read and offers an interesting analysisfrom aprocess perspective. http://drmariadixonhall.blogspot.com/2012/04/it-aint-adams-fault.html?spref=tw&m=1

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