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Considering planned change anew: stretching large group interventions strategically, emotionally and meaningfully

Bartunek, Jean and Balogun, Julia and Do, Boram (2011) Considering planned change anew: stretching large group interventions strategically, emotionally and meaningfully. The Academy of Management Annals, 5 (1). pp. 1-52. ISSN 1941-6520

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    Abstract

    Large Group Interventions, methods for involving “the whole system” in a change process, are important contemporary planned organizational change approaches. They are well known to practitioners but unfamiliar to many organizational researchers, despite the fact that these interventions address crucial issues about which many organizational researchers are concerned. On the other hand, these interventions do not appear to be informed by contemporary developments in organizational theorizing. This disconnect on both sides is problematic. We describe such interventions and their importance; illustrate them with extended descriptions of particular Future Search and Whole‐Scale™ change interventions; summarize research on strategy, emotion, and sensemaking that may inform them; and suggest questions about the interventions that may stimulate research and reflection on practice. We also discuss conditions that may foster effective engagement between Large Group Interventions practitioners and organizational researchers. Our approach represents a way to conduct a review that combines scholarly literature and skilled practice and to initiate a dialog between them.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: The Academy of Management Annals
    Subjects:
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Strategic Management
    ID Code: 53108
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:55
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 10:17
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53108

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