Who Else is Publishing in Action Science? LO24253

From: Winfried Dressler (winfried.dressler@voith.de)
Date: 03/28/00

Replying to LO24240 --

>I don't know who else, besides Chris Argyris, is publishing "action
>science" articles / books.




an article of Edgar Schein on Kurt Lewin' change theory. He writes:

"II. You cannot understand a system until you try to change it: Process consultation and clinical research.
The change and consulting literature is filled with the notion that one first diagnoses a system and then intervenes to change it. ...an error that Lewin learned to avoid in his own change projects and that led him to the seminal concept of 'action research'. The conceptual error is to separate the notion of diagnosis from the notion of intervention..."

So if you look at Edgar Schein and Process Consultation, or back to Kurt Lewin, you may have those windows open, you are looking for.

Liebe Gruesse,



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