Thomas N. Duening
If we want to change the way organizations work, we need to learn deeply, embrace fully, and communicate effectively this positive research.1
Organizational theory is a term that many business practitioners loathe. There is a prevailing notion that anything that is “merely” a theory cannot have substantive implications for practice. At the same time, most business practitioners readily adopt popular organizational theories in the hope that it will arm them with insights to transform their own organizations.
This ambivalence about organizational theory is easy to understand. The bookshelves in the business section of the local bookstore burst with ...