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Facilitating organizational change: a collaborative, open systems perspective

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This paper serves a dual purpose: to commemorate the work of the late Prof. Antonin Rosicky in Systems thinking about management and information systems, and to highlight a toolbox for sociotechnical systems development that we believe reflect similar perspectives and helps to take this agenda forward. It is suggested that a prevailing paradigm of management thinking has tended to underestimate the complexity and uncertainty inherent in human activity systems because boundaries are seen as closed, and systems therefore susceptible of control. It is argued that a paradigm shift is required in organizational and management thinking, to embrace the inherent uncertainties within social systems, rather than make attempts to reduce them. Only in this way, it is argued, can the changing complexities of global systems be addressed as we move forward. The need for such a perspective is nowhere more apparent than in the field of Information Systems Development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
EditorsVladlena Benson, Fragkiskos Filippaios
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages159-166
ISBN (Print)978-1-910810-94-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016
Event15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies - Kingston University London, Kingston, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 201610 Jun 2016
Conference number: 15

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ISSN (Print)2049-0968

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
Abbreviated titleECRM 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityKingston
Period9/06/1610/06/16

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