When implementation falters: the challenge of having peripheral issues stick in organisations
När implementering misslyckas: utmaningen att få perifera frågor att fastna i organisationer
Summary, in Swedish
Design/methodology/approach – A. Kenneth Rice’s notion of organisations’ “primary task” is used to home in on its opposite that is here labelled “peripherality”. Existing strands of organisation research that can be related to this notion are then revisited to ground the fundamental concept theoretically. The CLT is finally used to provide a detailed understanding of the underlying dynamics.
Findings – The paper explains how and why certain issue areas seem resistant to common managerial intervention methods even though it would seem that organisational members are in fact favouring proposed changes (a state that would normally increase the chances of success). It also offers ideas how these
challenges may fruitfully be approached.
Originality/value – Problems related to the suggested “peripherality” class of issues have thus far been approached as wholly unrelated (and for that reason as idiosyncratic). The proposed framework offers a hitherto never attempted way systematically to link these challenges – and so structure and concentrate discussion about possibly common remedies.
Keywords Complex adaptive systems, Peripheral tasks, Primary tasks
Paper type Research paper
- Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
- Institutionen för psykologi
Journal of Strategy and Management.
Artikel i tidskrift
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
- Political Science
- Business Administration
- Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
- Complex adaptive systems
- Peripheral tasks
- Primary tasks
- ISSN: 1755-425X