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Toward a Dynamic Description of the Attributes of Organizational Change

Research in Organizational Change and Development

ISBN: 978-1-78052-022-3, eISBN: 978-1-78052-023-0

ISSN: 0897-3016

Publication date: 17 July 2011

Abstract

In order to overcome the dichotomist view, organizational change is approached not as a process changing a system but as a system by itself. Although the borders between the change system and the system to be changed are not always easy to perceive, this view seems to create a richer picture on change. A systems approach allows to define the attributes of change in a holistic way that captures the always paradoxical state change is in.

Citation

Maes, G. and Van Hootegem, G. (2011), "Toward a Dynamic Description of the Attributes of Organizational Change", (Rami) Shani, A.B., Woodman, R.W. and Pasmore, W.A. (Ed.) Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 191-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0897-3016(2011)0000019009

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