Critical perspectives on the evolution of new forms of organising
by Fiona Graetz, Aaron Smith
International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM), Vol. 1, No. 1/2, 2006

Abstract: Calls to dismantle bureaucracy and install new forms of organising ignore the essential role that traditional design forms play in providing structure, order and focus. Flexible organisational forms might be pivotal in turbulent environments for adaptation and innovation, but structure and direction are also necessary to ensure that innovation is focussed and relevant. This paper employs an evolutionary account of the development of new forms of organising. It argues that by adopting a dualities mindset, traditional and new forms of organising can be managed as complementary rather than contradictory work practices, thus accommodating the simultaneous need for flexibility and order.

Online publication date: Mon, 16-Oct-2006

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