DIssertation: Recursive Organizational Dynamics: A Novel Approach To Organization Design

Publisher:

UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland

Publication Type:

DISSERTATION

Authors:

  • Dr. William Max Wright, MPhil, MSc.

Keywords:

Recursive Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Behavior, Culture, Mechanism, Organic Model, Biological Systems, Relationships, Design

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Recursive Organizational Dynamics: A Novel Approach To Organization Design

Abstract:

It is ironic that while the vagaries of legal history granted corporations all the rights and privileges of real flesh-and-blood citizens, they are still frequently organized around the mechanistic command-and-control structures in vogue a century ago (Wheatley, 2006). And while the public becomes ever more enraged by the seemingly cynical abuses of a corporate elite hiding behind these assumed rights, it is clear that in a fluid, globalized economy, such rigid and outmoded organizational structures are inadequate in the area that is truly the corporate domain, i.e. the marketplace (Senge P. M., 1999; Capra, 2010). In order to address the suggested operational shortcomings of the modern company, there is a growing cadre of researchers and consultants who have realized that the body corporate is better described by a more organic model of organization. These researchers include Margaret Wheatley, Peter Senge, and Arie De Geus. In order to illuminate new approaches these authors show repeated allusions and allegories to biological systems and even comparisons to the strange world of quantum mechanics. In these modern perspectives, instead of a Newtonian production-oriented collection of individuals and discrete events, the corporation is viewed as an energetic creation-oriented web of relationships (Senge P. M., 1999; Wheatley, 2006; Wolfe, 2011). This is the concept of a living organization, where ‘living’ refers to the way it communicates, evolves and creates, and not to its legal status with respect to the legislative apparatus. The presented research introduces a novel method of rational and consistent explanation for how the complex web of organizational relationships follow, and can be characterized by, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the orderly functioning of the natural world. A formal model is presented that connects the concepts of organic organization with a structured means of design.

About The Author:

Dr. William Max Wright holds the position of Professor of Management. He holds a D.Phil. and M.Phil. in Business Research from UGSM-Monarch and an M.Sc. in Information Systems from American Sentinel University in Colorado, USA. Dr. Wright has held leadership and management roles in several business intelligence and data processing consulting firms. He has been the architect for all aspects of data management across a wide spectrum of industries and corporate cultures, and his software applications have been installed in major organizations on four continents. Professor Wright has published many technical papers in industry journals, trained hundreds of professionals across the USA in programming technique, and often presented papers at user conferences. Dr. Wright has been a long-time avid student of Eastern martial arts and philosophy. In 1992, he founded his first successful school of Taijiquan, and since 1979 has had the privilege to have led many hundreds of people from all areas of society in life-changing self-development programs.