Systemic reflexivity: building theory for organisational consultancy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/567099
Title:
Systemic reflexivity: building theory for organisational consultancy
Authors:
Oliver, Christine
Abstract:
This dissertation argues for the value of the concept of systemic reflexivity in sense making, orientation and action in systemic practice, and in organisational practice in particular. The concept emerges as a theme through the development of two specific strands of published work from 1992 to 2013, that of Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory (CMM) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Both lines of inquiry highlight the moral dimension of practitioners’ conceptualisation and practice. Systemic reflexivity alerts us to the opportunities and constraints system participants make for the system in focus, facilitating exploration of a system’s coherence, through a detailed framework for systemic thinking which links patterns of communication to their narratives of influence and narrative consequences. It provides the conditions for enabling individual and collective responsibility for the ways that communication shapes our social worlds. The concept is illustrated in practice through a range of case studies within the published works.
Citation:
Oliver, C. (2012) 'Systemic reflexivity: building theory for organisational consultancy' PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/567099
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
PhD through publication
Appears in Collections:
PhD e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Christineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T08:08:07Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T08:08:07Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.identifier.citationOliver, C. (2012) 'Systemic reflexivity: building theory for organisational consultancy' PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/567099en
dc.descriptionPhD through publicationen
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation argues for the value of the concept of systemic reflexivity in sense making, orientation and action in systemic practice, and in organisational practice in particular. The concept emerges as a theme through the development of two specific strands of published work from 1992 to 2013, that of Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory (CMM) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Both lines of inquiry highlight the moral dimension of practitioners’ conceptualisation and practice. Systemic reflexivity alerts us to the opportunities and constraints system participants make for the system in focus, facilitating exploration of a system’s coherence, through a detailed framework for systemic thinking which links patterns of communication to their narratives of influence and narrative consequences. It provides the conditions for enabling individual and collective responsibility for the ways that communication shapes our social worlds. The concept is illustrated in practice through a range of case studies within the published works.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectsystemic reflexivityen
dc.subjectbuilding theoryen
dc.subjectorganisational consultancyen
dc.subjectV590 Philosophy not elsewhere classifieden
dc.subjectsystemic practiceen
dc.titleSystemic reflexivity: building theory for organisational consultancyen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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