Re: Boundaries of PCP

Devi Jankowicz (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:37:48 +0000

"j.Maxwell Legg" <> wrote, in response to the query from
>>What are the boundaries of PCP?

>I'm sure there are many others, but the boundary areas of PCP that I
>regularily come up against relate to technology, values and change.
>(2) Holders of values that are proscribed by secrecy are antagonistic to
>PCT; - values such as capitalism, criminality or national security, etc.

He clearly hasn't heard of the ways in which pcp and repgrid techniques
provide useful improvements in such fields as employee selection
reliability, employee induction, training course design and evaluation,
and all those other ways in which capitalist HRM/D tries (in contrast to
the non-capitalist hangovers with which I deal in the post-command
economies of central and eastern Europe) to improve the lot of people
like you and me- viz., people, ordinary Joes and Janes, working in
organisations worldwide, capitalist or otherwise.

Oh gawd. Why _am_ I writing this, in response to a posting which equates
"capitalism" with "criminality"? "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?",
to quote Alexander Pope.

I suppose it's because I care about _informed_ comment; and because I've
little time for those who seek to hijack pcp in the service of political

Yours in some regret for rising to the bait, but feeling I really ought

Devi Jankowicz