"The Necessary Revolution" and Contribution to Strategy
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The purpose of this paper is two-fold: to address the argument made in Peter Senge's book "The Necessary Revolution," and to discuss Senge's contribution to the field of strategy. The paper also aims to show that the new book's content is still tied into Senge's teaching of many years. In Senge's 2008 book, explains the paper, he addresses strategy, but he addresses it in a way that also focuses on sustainability. The paper defines organizational theory as how organizations operate in, influence, and are affected by the environment around them. The paper opines that the book's main argument is that businesses need to not only take care of themselves, but other businesses as well. The paper concludes that there are many facets to strategic planning that must be studied based on the culture and function of an organization as well as the business climate at that time.
From the Paper:"There are many problems that can still occur, and much of this has to do with whether the organization is based on a hierarchical structure that encourages bureaucracy (Senge, et al, 2008). In larger organizations this quite often occurs, although according to Robbins and Barnwell (1994) bureaucracies are still the most popular structural design in today's society. Robbins and Barnwell (1994) also state that these bureaucracies are designed to be efficient in handling different routing activities, and Senge (1992) agrees with much of this. Organizational design and strategic planning, however, are still extremely important as they contribute to the ability of the organization to deal with various innovations. Peter Senge has shown, whether studying his work in 1992 or the present day, that there are many facets to strategic planning and that it has to be studied based on the culture and function of an organization as well as the business climate at that time. If it is not studied in this way, it is much too easy to have serious problems with employees, customers, and the running of the business in general."
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- Robbins, SP & Barnwell, N (1994). Organization Theory in Australia, 2nd ed, McPhersons Printing Group, Australia.
- Senge, P (2006). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Random House.
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