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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. (2002) The benefits of not managing change and not communicating : towards a complex systems view of communication in evolving organisations. In Annual Australia New Zealand Communication Association Conference, 10-12 July 2002, Bond University, Gold Coast, Qld.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 43683
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Published in Proceedings: "Biotechnology, New Media & Citizenship"
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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)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2011 08:40
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 08:41

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