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 ...