The author replies: I'm surprised that I conveyed to Mr. Lee the impression that I "discovered something" in expressing my views on participative management. I summarized those views by saying, "It's just common sense." I would love to take credit for cornering the market on that, but too many people are ahead of me.

I feel that what is really sad and ironic is that all organizations do not value or trust their human resources enough to permit them to be part of the whole and to participate in improving the way things are done.

Regarding sensitivity training: Many individuals have benefited from sensitivity training, and some have been hurt. However, as I mentioned in the interview, there is little data to support a contention that any organization has benefited from the process in a measurable way.