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Title Changing conversations in organizations : a complexity approach to change / Patricia Shaw.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 189 pages)
Series Complexity and emergence in organizations
Complexity and emergence in organizations.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Organizational change.
Complex organizations -- Management.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Changing conversations -- Making sense of gathering and gathering to make sense -- The transformative activity of conversing -- The politics of change -- Organizational change as ensemble improvisation -- The legacy of organization development -- What's difference? Other approaches to conversation, participation and organizational change.
Summary Drawing on the theoretical foundations laid out in earlier volumes of this series, this book describes an approach to organizational change and development that is informed by a complexity perspective. It clarifies the experience of being in the midst of change. Unlike many books that presume clarity of foresight or hindsight, the author focuses on the essential uncertainty of participating in evolving events as they happen and considers the creative possibilities of such participation. Most methodologies for organizational change are firmly rooted in systems thinking, as are many approaches to.
Other Title Print version: Shaw, Patricia, 1953- Changing conversations in organizations. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 0415249155 0415249147