Envisioning, enabling and enacting : individual and organisational development as metamorphosis
Sykes, Nigel. (2008) Envisioning, enabling and enacting : individual and organisational development as metamorphosis. Organisations and People , Vol.15 . pp. 27-36. ISSN 1350-6269Full text not available from this repository.
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This article started me wondering when my own thinking started to change, in particular, when I started to see organisations as organisms rather than machines. Nigel describes an organic model with four S-shaped life-cycle phases: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly, beautifully illustrated with elegant graphics whose geometric precision I found just a touch too perfect. However, I loved the notion that an organisation should not hope to live forever. Rather, it should seek to broadcast its DNA and spread the influence of its values.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organisations and People|
|Publisher:||Association for Management Education and Development|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-36|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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