The benefits of not managing change and not communicating : towards a complex systems view of communication in evolving organisations
Hearn, Gregory N., Graham, Philip W., & Rooney, David J. (2002) The benefits of not managing change and not communicating : towards a complex systems view of communication in evolving organisations. Australian Journal of Communication, 29(3), pp. 59-70.
The relationship between change in organisations and communication about change in organisations can be analysed as a particular case of a general debate in social theory about the extent to which reality is socially constructed. Social constructivists emphasise the role of language in the construction of social realities, enacted through controlling the message agenda; material determinists assert that economic and social structural factors are more constitutive of reality as seen in strategies emphasising structural and resource interventions. Here we define a third view of language and materiality - one that leads to the potential for a reflexive, experimental approach to change based on the view that organisations are complex evolving systems.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||Companies, Management, Communication, Language, organisational change, Social theory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association|
|Deposited On:||12 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:08|
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