Organizations as places: a metaphor for change

Christa L. Walck (School of Business and Engineering Administration, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Organizational theorists have used metaphors such as organism, machine and language to understand organizations. Develops a new metaphor of place, based on writing about natural places, to imagine how an organization could radically recreate itself so that a healthy ecology is possible.



Walck, C. (1996), "Organizations as places: a metaphor for change", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 26-40.

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Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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