The comic above illustrates the missinformed zitgiest of the public on the topic of outsourcing. Cost efficiencies through divison of labor only creates an aggrgrate growth in output due to specializtion, this notion created by every half-rate news anchor and parable about bugs, continually reminds the American public about all the industrial jobs being lost to China, completely ignoring the reality that we are both richer for it.
Bennis discusses the technological globlization of the twenth century and its implicatiosn for the twenty first centuary as can be seen in its first decade in this chapter. These thoughts on globalization are further explored in Thomas Friendmen’s The World is Flat . Friedmen discusses how technology is creating a “flat world” where now one must not simply be the best in New York but the best globally as geogrophic distinctions are becoming incresingly irrelivant and while there are many who view this change as something to be feared, Friedman says it’s for the best and not only that a flat world is here to stay.
Bennis succinctly sums up the argument to globalization on page 167 when he states “Change cannot be viewed as the enemy – instead, it is the source of both personal growth and organizational salvation. Only by changing themselves can organizations get back into the game and get to the heart of things.”