Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change

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amani gera
Accountant, Egypt

Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change

As Gareth Morgan said in his book Images of the Organization: "We should think about change in terms of loops rather than lines and to replace the idea of mechanical causality with the idea of mutual causality". Does this make sense to you??

  Dolva
 

Change Loops

Yes, dynamic processes are not linear / deconstructed. Also, while setting goals these SHOULD remain open so they can lead to further adaptation / evolution.

  Ray Henry
Manager, United Kingdom
 

Change Loop

Yes, this is a thought tool and both lines and loops are applicable. First time through the change curve it seems like a line however when you've been through the change curve a few times, the loop analogy is equally apt.

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Change Loops or Change Spiral

Think of change loops as a spiral, the farther you move from the change the bigger the loop. See Deming (PDCA) or Spiral Dynamics by Cowan and Beck. As the organization develops the ability to change, the workforce will evolve and mature.

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