"Old memories interfer with the acquisition of new ones" (K. BERRIEN, 1968, p.81).
BERRIEN gives examples: "A tree that is bent by the prevailing winds to the east will snap off if forced in the opposite direction. An organization developed to sell automobiles is not likely to grow by gradually taking on the sale of roadmaking machinery" (Ibid).
BERRIEN was probably unaware in 1968 of the autopoiesis and organizational closure concepts, which explain why habits tend to block the acceptance of novel ways or behavior.
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