Table 1: Transorganization Theory and Assumptions

TD THEORY & ASSUMPTIONS - Ó David M. Boje September, 1999

  1. To define shared fate in the natural world share stories: responses to external sanctions, including the history of the problem and their context --- This creates collective definitions and shared values.

  3. Organizing contexts are fluid, open and dynamic as new problems become more salient and old issues recede. Then TD happens in two ways.

  5. Emery & Trist's work tells us: When many systems operating, their interdependencies constitute a richly interactive field of causation -- change in one system sets off effects in other systems that set off more effects, etc.
  1. The power structure of a network can be modified by changing "strategic couplings" and there are relationships which if removed or instituted can change the balance of power in a TD system. (Boje & Wolfe, 1986: 744).
TD Change PROCESSES (both TD1 and TD2 Networks)
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