Dimensions of Change: Conceptualising Reality in Organisational Research
"This book is a contribution to the development of theory and method on organisational change through interactions with real people in real organisations. Grounded in a theory of reality, based on a particular conceptualising method, and illustrated with reference to real case studies, the authors explicate how to do both theory and method on organisational change in a novel, concise and very readable way."
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The Content of this Book
Communication Language and Organisation
Logic Rationality and Organisational Change
The Uncoupling of System and Lifeworld
Logic and Organisational Change
able abstractions actors and observants analysis archaeology argument Bank basic IT system basic system Bo Henriksen change process changing organisations Chapter claims communicative rationality concepts conceptualising method conceptualising process concerned constructed create customers definition DEPs describe development groups dialogue diary discussion division of labour emphasise employees everyday example external self-negation facts focus follows Foucault Gadamer genealogy Habermas Heidegger idea implementation important instrumental rationality integration interesting IT-Company knowledge language games language-game lifeworld logic logistics manager MA74 project management team means Metal Company metaphors narrative organisation studies organisation theory perspective planning possible present-at-hand presented procedures product manager question radical organisational changes real problems relation sales department science machine scientific shopfloor simply situation social software engineers solve story strategy subjective logics TECHPROJ theory of reality things top management group Toulmin's model triangle truth validity VALPROJ values wanted Wittgenstein words worldview