Second-Order Planned Change: Definition and Conceptualization

Levy, Amir
June 1986
Organizational Dynamics;Summer86, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
This article presents a study regarding the unexamined area at the conjugation of organizational second-order change and second-order planned change. The purpose of the study conducted by the researchers is to examine, analyze and suggest some conceptual frameworks for understanding organizational changes. The study provides conceptual models for understanding the phenomenon and practice of second-order change. The study focuses on the role of consultants in the process of second-order change. Second-order planned change may be described from three perspectives: content, or what dimensions have changed; process, or how change evolves; and driving forces, or why change occurs.


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