Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change

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Loops and Mutual Causality in Organizational Change
amani gera, Accountant, Egypt, Member
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??
 

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

 
Change Loop
Ray Henry, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
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.
 

 
Change Loops or Change Spiral
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
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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