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Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Online from: 1971

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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A Systems Approach to Organizational Change

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Title:A Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Author(s):Mats G. Lindquist, (Alfred P Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Citation:Mats G. Lindquist, (1977) "A Systems Approach to Organizational Change", Personnel Review, Vol. 6 Iss: 3, pp.5 - 8
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb055336 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Organizational change is an activity that is only partially analysable within current systems theories since they are based on static models of systems. The change process therefore is often organized on an ad hoc basis with less efficient control compared to the operation of the regular system. This paper offers some guidelines for the design of change programmes, ie the plan of action for the implementation of a change. In particular the concept of ‘Design/Contribution Graphs’ is presented as a tool for planning the implementation programme.

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