O'Reilly logo

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS: HANDY, WHEATLEY, MORGAN, AND SENGE

The broad scientific field of systems theory has yielded some important concepts that are applicable to understanding organizations, particularly the nature and processes of change. Jantsch (1980) describes a system as a “set of coherent, evolving, interactive processes which temporarily manifest in globally stable structures that have nothing to do with the equilibrium and the solidity of technological structures.” An important and often humbling realization for coaches is to recognize the complex and interdependent forces inherent in the system in which a client operates. Various authors, such as Gareth Morgan (1997) and Charles Handy (1993), describe organizations through a series ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required