Organizing Awareness and Responsiveness to handle the Catch 22 of organizational change : Taking a process perspective on merging two nursing departments

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Abstract Handling paradoxes is important to manage change. Taking a process perspective, I explore the paradox of change processes that emerges when weaving a "new" organizing into the "old" one. The single case study within a hospital demonstrates six communicative patterns to handle the catch 22 of organizational change. They share awareness and responsiveness which relates the poles of "old" and "new" organizing and provides the conceptual contribution of the paper. This organizational view complements the existing insights that mainly focus on individual and group strategies to handle paradoxes. The study suggests practitioners to organize awareness and responsiveness by structuring communication. Doing so enables those involved to observe the change process within the specific context and as it unfolds
Authors Tuckermann, Harald
Projects Rüegg-Stürm, Johannes; Tuckermann, Harald; Mitterlechner, Matthias & Alexandra, Lai (2003) HealthCare Excellence [applied research project] Official URL
Language English
Keywords process perspective; hospital; paradox; organizational change; systems theory
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 15 August 2011
Publisher Academy of Management
Place of Publication New York
Volume Paper Session 1615
Page Range 36
Title of Book West meets East
Event Title 71st Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM)
Event Location San Antonio, USA
Event Dates 12.-16.08.2011
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Harald Tuckermann
Date Deposited 15 Mar 2011 10:57
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:05
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/75561

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Tuckermann, Harald: Organizing Awareness and Responsiveness to handle the Catch 22 of organizational change : Taking a process perspective on merging two nursing departments. 2011. - 71st Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM). - San Antonio, USA.

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