Dominating Values During the 4 Stages of Organization Development
Quinn assumes that the development of new organizations has four successive stages and each can be associated with a dominant perspective. He distinguishes successively:
1. Entrepreneurial phase. During which the open system has a dominant role.
2. Collectivity phase. During which the human-relations and the open system model are dominant.
3. Formalization phase. During which the values of the intern process model has its dominance.
4. Structure phase (elaboration of structure). During which the values of the open system model dominate.