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Desired Outcomes Through Deliberate Design: How the Communication Perspective Enhances Organizational Development

Published Online: 18 Feb 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2016) - Issue 3 (September 2016)
Page range: 25 - 53
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
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2543-831X
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25 Apr 2014
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The study includes an analysis and results of a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) effort in an academic department. In this studyKegan and Lahey’s conception of a DDO is coupled with the Circular Questioning technique to deepen the intensity of the employees’ participation. The ultimate goal of a DDO is to enhance the employees’ personal development and thus improve the organization. The authors point to the communication perspective as a way to understand the centrality of dialogue in the DDO process. It was found that Circular Questioningas a means of intervention allowed the members to generate new thoughts and actionsthus building an understanding of their interdependence. It was clear their communication acted as a constitutive force, shaping the lives of the interactants and their future understanding and work in the organization.

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