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Organizational Development and Change Theory
Managing Fractal Organizing Processes

ISBN 9781138624078
Published October 25, 2018 by Routledge
232 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a fresh perspective on organizational development and change theory and practice. Building on their recent work in quantum storytelling theory and complexity theory, Henderson and Boje consider the implications of fractal patterns in human behavior with a view toward ethics in organization development for the modern world.

Building on Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s (1987) ontology of multiple moving and intersecting fractal processes, the authors offer readers an understanding of how managing and organizing can be adapted to cope with the turbulence and complexity of different organizational situations and environments. They advocate a sustainable, co-creative brand of agency and introduce appropriate, simple tools to support organizational development practitioners. This book offers theory and research methods to management and organization scholars, along with praxis advice to practicing managers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fractal Change Management Theory: A Bold New Tool for a Brave New World  1. What Is Fractal Change Management?  2. What Are Fractals in Management Science? 3. Fractal Organizing Processes: Knowing One When You See It!  4. Fractal Storytelling Part 2: Exploring Fractal Organizing Processes in Situ  5. From the Ashes: What We Can Learn from Nonprofit Leaders during a Crisis  6. How Fractal Organizing Processes Unfold in Day-to-Day Business and Being Part 3: The Fractal Manager’s Toolkit  7. The Fractal Action Research Method (FARM)  8. A Fractal-Based Strategic Change Model  9. Ontological Systems Mapping: A Tool for Ethical Engagement

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Tonya L. Henderson is a Consultant, Author, and Speaker for Gly Solutions, LLC, USA.

David M. Boje is Professor of Management and the Arthur Owens Chair in Business Administration at New Mexico State University, USA.