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Creating the Authentizotic Organization: Corporate Transformation and Its Vicissitudes A Rejoinder (1999)

Manfred Kets de Vries, Katharina Balazs

"Creating authentizotic organisations"

This article is a rejoinder to the critique by Robert Golembiewski of the author's article Transforming the Mind-Set of the Organization: A Clinical Perspective, in which the processes of individual and organizational change and the resemblance between them are explored. The authors respond by emphasizing the difference between small-scale change as represented by QWL and OD, and major organisational transformation efforts they have engaged in; they point out the dimension added by the clinical orientation to conventional approaches to organisational changes as one that may be more appropriate for the shift in organisational paradigms. The authors clarify the definition of healthy organisations and introduce the concept of the authentizotic organisation.

 

Academy of Management, 1999

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