This article sets forth the application of open systems theory for generating propositions regarding the management of organizational change and organizational interdependence by application of IT.
A downloadable (pdf format) article discussing a framework proposed for designing organization change initiatives in a way that enables stakeholders to perform parallel (though connected) streams of inquiry and design in both cultural and structural systems simultaneously. Methodologies for performing these inquiry streams are described.
A broad overview of change management - from definitions to the change process.
Article in downloadable format (pdf) describing an underlying scientific basis of a systems approach to integrating cultural and structural learning. Author elaborates a way of understanding culture as a multi-layered pattern of actions, values, and beliefs.
Case studies on functional reorganization, culture change, merging and relocating companies, organisational diagnosis and change design.
An ethical, means based, approach to organizational change. A view of organizational change from the prospective of an agent of change.
White paper examining the interrelationship between costs of delay, vested interests and costs of organizational change. Available in postscript and pdf formats.
White paper based on findings from APQC's 1997 organizational change consortium benchmarking study.
Article focusing on why organizations have the structure that they do, and a discussion on horizontal differentiation, vertical differentiation, mechanisms of coordination and control, formalization, and centralization of power.
Reference information and articles on change management.