Designing Social Systems in a Changing World by Bela H. Banathy

By Bela H. Banathy

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Organizational mode and culture. Corresponding to the past experiencefocused orientation, we have a tendency to rely on old, well-proven, and familiar organizational forms. In this mode, the current structure and operational procedures are protected from change, often at all cost. This mode is manifestly hierarchical, bureaucratic, and top-down driven. The vision of the organization is defined at the top. There is an official culture-the culture of management-and an employee culture, which is often very different from the official culture.

Our orientation might change once we understand its implication to the challenges we face and to the responses we want to develop toward them. In this section we explore these four ways people perceive and respond to change and consider their implications for organizational behavior. Each orientation is characterized in terms of (1) general attitude toward change, (2) the role of science and technology, (3) organizational mode and culture, (4) approach to planning and problem solving, and (5) attractiveness of orientation.

The Inactive Style: "Don't Rock the Boat" The general attitude. The inactivist is satisfied with things as they are. The label "inactive," however, is misleading. A great deal of energy and effort is spent on preventing change. The operating principle is preserving stability at all cost, and it takes a lot of work to keep things from changing. The inactivist says things may not be the best today, but they are good enough, or as good as can be expected. If nothing new is done, things will stay as they are, and that is what we want.

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