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Deep Dive A:Theory and Roots Underlying Whole-Scale

Foundations of Our Work

The purpose of this section is to go deeper into the theoretical traditions supporting Whole-Scale Change. As you do Whole-Scale, you are standing on many strong disciplines of whole system change practice. Figure A.1 illustrates the foundations from which we have derived our theoretical beliefs.

Older and Newer Wisdom

Many of you will recognize the theories and models that underpin our approach as coming from the familiar pathfinders in the fields of organization development and systems thinking. Lippitt, Trist, Schein, Beckhard, Von Bertalanffy, and Parsons are a few pathfinders whom you derive wisdom from as you practice this approach. Much of our knowledge comes ...

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