Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change

Organization and 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, Australia
 

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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Levels of Organisation Diagnostic Models
Change: A Challenge and a Necessity
👀Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change
Change: The Only Constant for Managers and Leaders
Can Organizational Change Lead to Extinction?
People Need Some Constancy (Besides Change)
Why do Organizations Change?
Relevance of Change Management Theories?
Change is a Natural Process
What is an Organization?
Are we Managing Change or the Perceptions about Change?
Evolution Theory in Organisations?
The Role of Conflicts in an Organisation
🔥On what do the Efficiency and Effectiveness of an Organization Depend?
Normative Re-Educative Strategies?
Reframing Organizations (Bolman and Deal)
Change Management in the Realty Industry
Searching for the General Theory of the Firm
Best Practices
Key Issues of Change Management (at the Executive Level)
Can Change be in the DNA of an Organization?
Change Management: Theory versus Practice
The Core of Organizational Change is in the Emotional Relations and Social Ties
Change Management Factors in Technology Transformation

Organization and Change



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