7. The Burke-Litwin Model of Organizational Performance and Change1

In presenting this causal model (therefore a normative view, Burke & Litwin, 1992) we are attempting to provide yet another perspective, and at the same time demonstrate that this more recent framework captures some of the best qualities of previous models. As does Tichy in the technical political cultural (TPC) framework, this model takes certain positions about organization change and thus predicts behavior and performance consequences and therefore deals with cause (organizational conditions) and effect (resultant performance).

Important background regarding the development of the model (the concepts of organizational climate and culture) is presented first, followed by a ...

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