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    Achieving Routine in Organizational Change


    Pondy, Louis R and Huff, Anne Sigismund (1985) Achieving Routine in Organizational Change. Journal of Management, 11 (2). pp. 103-116. ISSN 0149-2063

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    Abstract

    We preconceived that uncertainty and the need to discover new framing concepts would frequently face school decision-makers trying to significantly alter their domain. In contrast, however, we found that familiar administrative mechanisms were used to channel consideration of a major decision—that of the computerization of the curriculum. These familiar administrative mechanisms were used in combination with inspired use of language to reinforce the routine frame. Thus, for organizational participants, the very routineness symbolized the unexceptional nature of a change that might otherwise have aroused considerably more attention.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Organizational Change;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 5746
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/014920638501100215
    Depositing User: Anne Huff
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 14:09
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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