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ERIC Number: EJ927938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Constructing Rapid Transformation: Sustaining High Performance and a New View of Organization Change
Wolf, Jason A.
International Journal of Training and Development, v15 n1 p20-38 Mar 2011
The focus of this issue of the "IJTD" on organization development reinforces the importance of a continuing exploration of change. This is even more significant when considering that change is not only unavoidable but is also occurring with greater speed. Models of planned change may no longer be sufficient to address the needs of today's organizations. Through an exploration of what supports and sustains high performance in health-care organizations, the researcher made an unanticipated discovery. In following a process of generative theory development, a new perspective of how to engage and lead change in organizations emerged. Taking a constructionist view of change and focusing on an appreciative perspective of releasing energy in inquiry has led to the researcher proposing a model of rapid transformation. The model suggests an opportunity to change the way in which change itself is led. It offers an alternative view in which declaration through discourse, generation through inquiry and action through engagement lead to an upward spiral of opportunity. It is this opportunity for continuous and transformational change in organizations in which rapid transformation becomes possible. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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