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Author Emery, Merrelyn
Title Searching : The theory and practice of making cultural change
Imprint Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1999
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Descript 1 online resource (283 pages)
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Series Dialogues on Work and Innovation
Dialogues on Work and Innovation
Note SEARCHING -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction and Overview -- PART I. THE THEORY OF MAKING CULTURAL CHANGE -- Chapter 1. The Foundations of the Complete Model of Active Adaptation -- Chapter 2. The Complete (2-Stage) Model of Active Socio-Ecological Adaptation -- Chapter 3. Towards a Heuristic Theory of Diffusive Learning -- Chapter 4. The Design and Management of the Learning Environment -- Chapter 5. Completing the Conceptual Circle -- PART II. THE PRACTICE OF MAKING CULTURAL CHANGE -- Chapter 6. The Search Conference -- Chapter 7. Successful Implementation, Variations and Unique Designs -- Conclusion: Towards Association, Wisdom and Joy -- References -- Index -- the series DIALOGUES ON WORK AND INNOVATION
Searching explains how to make the fundamental cultural change required for a desirable sustainable future. It describes the 'two-stage model' of open-systems social science in action and covers two major methods: the Search Conference for strategic planning and community development; and the Participative Design Workshop for the genotypical design and redesign of organizational structures. The result of nearly 50 years of integrated conceptual and practical development, Searching shows that by replacing 200 years of mechanistic assumptions with concepts and principles which accurately capture human and social realities, these methods generate intrinsic motivation and release human potentials for change. Starting with the building blocks of this internally consistent theoretical framework, Part I explains the interrelations and shows how the power of the methods for achieving this cultural change is generated. Part II of the book describes the methods and illustrates their flexibility by discussing some of their most common variations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Emery, Merrelyn Searching : The theory and practice of making cultural change Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c1999 9789027217752
Subject Corporate culture.;Organizational change.;Organizational learning
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