This book presents a distinctive approach to organizational consultation and planned change that reflects current research and theorizing about organizational change and effectiveness. The authors draw on multiple analytical frameworks to produce empirically grounded models of sources of ineffectiveness and forces for change. The book offers workable solutions to critical problems and demonstrates ways to meet organizational challenges such as market downturns, technological change, and alliances with other organizations.

Applying the Open-Systems Frame

Applying the open-systems frame

During the 1960s and 1970s, the open-systems (OS) approach (Katz & Kahn, 1978) swept through the social sciences, informing both applied and basic research and providing a conceptual foundation for behavioral science consultation. Adoption of a systems frame helped researchers in the social ...

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