Analysis Of The Oz Principle

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The Oz Principle by Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This novel was designed to elaborate on each of the characters in the infamous film, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and relate them to 21st century employees. It discusses ways of improvement for individual and organizational accountability. The novel is divided into ten chapters that relate to the characters in The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is a story about the journey Dorothy must take to achieve her goal and this is portrayed throughout the novel. AUTHOR states, “People relate to the theme of a journey from ignorance to knowledge, from fear to courage, from paralysis to powerfulness from victimization to…show more content…
There is so much time wasted trying to blame outside sources when the problem is internally. Xerox is not the only company that has faced such issue, companies like: Kmart, Polaroid, and Tyco faced the same issue. In addition, when employees of an organization are confronted of preforming poorly, they make up excuses for why they should not be responsible for the organization’s problems. If these actions are “left uncorrected in an organization, victim attitudes can erode productivity, competitiveness, morale, and trust to the point that correction becomes so difficult and expensive that the organization can never fully heal” (Connors, 6). This part of the book really emphasizes that success will always come from organization’s people that remain accountable. Many organizations suffer from the concept of victimization. These people believe that their successes and goals are prevented by others. Being accountable is much harder than accepting responsibility for one’s actions. Another main point discussed in this novel is the diagram displaying what Above The Line and Below The Line mean. Above The Line relates to when, “We find a sense of reality, ownership, commitment, solutions to problems, and determined action” (Connors, 10). Being Below The Line is when individuals

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