ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, DESIGN AND
MANAGEMENT: A Systemic Perspective.
The Websites which follow provide access to a limited
range of writings of or about key figures and management consultants whose
theories and strategies for organizational change find a basis in systemic
theory, open system theory or chaos theory variously expressed. It
is anticipated that the journey through these sites will lead to
many cross linkages which will further expand horizons in the area of
organizational change. Systemic change consultants selected for this
part of the website include Meg Wheatley, Peter
Senge, Dee Hock, Art Kleiner,
Stephen Covey , Peter Checkland,
Peter Drucker, Jay Forrester,
Bela Banathy, Willis Harman and Mary Parker
Follett, William Bridges, Marvin Weisbord,
Russel DiCarlo and The Change Project
An Interview with Margaret Wheatley: The New Science
of Leadership. From The INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Radio Series.
1995 Conference Speaker Biographies The Bionomics
Institute. 1996 Conference
Speaker Biographies. Margaret Wheatley is president of
The Berkana Institute, and a principal of Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley.
Creating Organizational Futures International Institute
for Learning, Inc. Presenter Meg Wheatley profile and three hour satellite
Cover story Drexel Women in Engineering Program
Newsletter. "She'll be coming round the mountain....". by Dr. Margaret
Wheatley Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering. (Historical Perspective
on Drexel Women in Engineering with generalizable insights for all women
Home Page - Learning Organization
August 21, 1997 "Towards a New Learning Paradigm"
MIT LO Home Page
Stanford Learning Org Website (SLOW)
Dee Hok - Chaordic Orgs
1) Dee Hock: Institutions in the Age of Mindcrafting
Reproduced with permission by Cascade Policy Institute.
Institutions in the Age of Mindcrafting. by Dee W. Hock Founder and CEO
Emeritus VISA USA and VISA.
2)Office: 21st Century Learning Initiative: Article: Dee
Hock: The Chaordic Organization: Out of Control
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
An overhead with brief description of the 7 habits.
On-line article by Anita Thompson describes Steven
Covey, his philosophy, publications their impact as well as his Leadership
Institute and its on-going projects such as translating the 7 habits into
a guidebook for families.
Towards A New World View: At The Leading Edge by
Interview with Stephen Covey excerpted from the above
Art Kleiner's Home Page- The Age
Art Kleiner is co-author of the Fifth Discipline Field
Book and a consultant in Organizational Change. The Home page
of Art Kleiner's features his new book The Age of Heretics which is a
history of management with an emphasis on the innovators from WWII to the
present, the majority of whom are /were systemic thinkers. Executive Summary
of the Book.
Home page has useful links to "management innovation",
"systems thinking", "new governance", "sustainability and corporate environmentalism"
sites as well as info on the Fifth Discipline Field book of which
Kleiner is a co-author.
Bela Banathy is a leading theorist and practitioner in
the field of idealized social system and human system design,
Professor at Saybrook Institute, San Francisco and founder of the International
Systems Institute based in Monterey California whose recent book "Designing
Social Systems in a Changing World is a comprehensive history of organizational
change from a systemic perspective informed by a lifetime's learning
and practice. A number of contributions from Bela Banathy are available
on the Wholeness Seminar Website.
Originator of Soft Systems Methodology
Jay Wright Forrester
Jay Wright Forrester, who was building the world's fastest
computer at MIT.
System Dynamics and the Lessons of 35 Years by
Jay W. Forrester Germeshausen Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer Sloan.
Excellent overview and history of the field of systems
dynamics which Forrester helped to found.
Learning through System Dynamics as Preparation for the
21st Century by Jay W. Forrester Germeshausen Professor Emeritus and Senior
Marvin Weisbord Home Page
Marvin R. Weisbord has been an entrepreneur, manager,
and consultant for more than 30 years. He has consulted to business, education,
government, medical, non-profit, and voluntary organizations in North America
and Scandinavia. He is the author of Productive Workplaces and
coauthor of Discovering Common Ground and Future Search (see book reviews
below) Bela Banathy who in Social Systems Design develops a typology
of processes for "Transcending Old Paradigms" in organizational change
categorizes Wesibord's Future Search Conference as Type B approach:
"leaping out" leaving the old paradigm behind.
Future Search book Review: "Future Search explores a highly
successful new way for organizations and communities of all types to apply
global thinking and democratic values to achieve rapid whole systems improvement.
This approach enables productive work with the "whole system" in the room,
even strangers and people with a history of conflict"-From the Website--
William Bridges' Managing Organizational Transitions.
Background and Nature of the Program.
Three books by William Bridges.To order, call 1-800-888-4945
or order form to print and fax to:
William Bridges, author of "JobShift"
Mary Parker Follett Websites
List of Publications from website of Tobias C. Brow
Provides a list of her main publications:
1. Henry Clay as Speaker of the House. New England
2. Speaker of the House of Representatives (1898).
3. New state, group organization the solution of
popular governance (1918).
4. Community is a process. Philosophical Review (1919),
28(6), p. 578-588.
5. Creative experience (1924).
Mary Parker Follett Prophet of Management: A Celebration
of Writings from the 1920s. Edited by Pauline Graham Preface by Rosabeth
Mary Parker Follett: Prophet of Management - First Quarter,
1996. Mary Parker Follett: Prophet of Management edited by Pauline Graham
(309 pages, Harvard Business School Press, $29.95).
Mary Parker Follett - Mary Parker Follett 1868 - 1933
Leadership Thinker Ahead of Her Time.
Prophet of Management: a Celebration of Writings from
the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham.
Peter Drucker: Official
Describes who he is, offers some of his best known quotes
and provides list of internet articles about him as well as list of
books and articles he has written.
Articles on or by and Speeches by Peter Drucker:
Knowledge Work and Knowledge Society: Social transformations
of this Century
On May 4, 1994, Peter F. Drucker, the Marie Rankin Clarke
Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School,
delivered the 1994 Edwin L. Godkin Lecture at Harvard University s John
F. Kennedy School of Government.
Peter Drucker - "Still the youngest of minds" - Article
in Forbes Magazine.
Drucker's interview in Wired magazine
New Priorities: Originally published in IN CONTEXT #32,
Summer 1992, Page 6
The Age of Social Transformation
As originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, November
1994: A survey of the epoch that began early in this century, and an analysis
of its latest manifestations: an economic order in which knowledge,
not labor or raw material or capital, is the key resource; a social order
in which inequality based on knowledge is a major challenge;and a polity
in which government cannot be looked to for solving social and economic
Author of Towards A New World View: At The
Lengthy paper on "New Views In the Workplace: A
Full-spectrum Approach to Empowerment" By Russell E. DiCarlo speaker,
trainer and business consultant who specializes in issues of personal,
organizational and community transformation. This paper provides
an excellent overview of the research and the new consciousness movement
which informs this integrated approach to empowerment which works fromcosmological
assumptions in defining a process for empowering the whole person - body,
mind and spirit.
The Change Project: Interviews
Top thinkers tell how to deal with change in organizations
and communities including meg Wheatley, Marvin Wesibord, Hazel Henderson