Beyond the Bottom Line 2: Do We Really Want Constant Change? by Ted Zorn, Lars Thoger Christensen, George Cheny, George

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Precis can we actually need consistent swap explores the human and organizational results of our infatuation with swap and recommends how you can stability the opposing, yet both helpful, forces of switch and balance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Description switch has develop into an result in itself, now not a way to an finish. evidently there's a want for switch. companies have to adapt to new conditions and to organize for expected destiny stipulations. yet, argue the authors of this provocative new past the base line e-book, swap and adaptability became "god terms"-terms which are authorised unquestioningly pretty much as good. All you want to do is invoke them and you'll achieve the prepared assent of others. this occurs each time a new switch technique comes along-TQM, reengineering, enterprise approach outsourcing, and so forth. usually the previous method is dropped-whether it's proven results-and the hot one is embraced, just because it is the most modern, possibly most sensible, method to retain the sine qua non of contemporary administration: consistent switch. the frenzy to alter has develop into so quick, so heated, and so unthinking in lots of situations that we not often have time to mirror on precisely what it really is we are attempting to accomplish. And companies usually disregard the truth that undeniable fact that consistent switch comes at a price-not simply in funds spent on specialists and seminars and coaching fabrics, but additionally in time, strength, and worker morale. a cost that frequently outweighs the theoretical advantages.

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Therefore, it's hardly surprising that many organizations covertly develop strategies for containing change and securing some stable operations-all the while hopping aboard the change bandwagon. 25 4 CONSEQUENCES OF OUR OBSESSION WITH CHANGE Up to a point, valuing change, flexibility, and adaptability is a good thing. Both poles of the dialectic are desirable, as we have seen. Growth and learning imply and require change. And we must all be flexible and adaptable enough to deal with new situations.

He has published two books: Rhetoric in an Organizational Society: Managing Multiple Identities (University of South Carolina Press, 1991) and Vctlues at Work: Employee Participation Meets Market Pressure at Mondragon (Cornell University Press, 1999). He has consulted with and provided training for a variety of organizations, including corporations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, religious groups, and social advocacy groups. Together, the three authors are writing a textbook on organizational communication that will explore such topics as the unity of theory and practice, internationalization, and critical thinking about our most common assumptions regarding life in contemporary organizations.

12. Lars Th0ger Christensen, "Flexibility as Communication. 4, Odense Universitet, Department of Marketing, March 1996. 13. Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism. Socialism. and Democracy (New York: Harper & Row, 1942). 14. John Cassidy, "The Firm," The New Yorker, March 8, 1999, 28-36. 15. Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (New York: Bantam Books, 1970). 16. : Cornell University Press, 1995). 17. Helena D. Economo and Ted Zorn, "Communication During Downsizing: How Downsizing Survivors Construct Corporate Communication," Asia-PacificJournal of Public Relations.

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