Burke-Litwin Model LO26518

From: Sajeela M ramsey (sajeelacore@juno.com)
Date: 04/13/01

Replying to LO26494 --

Hello Roy,

Try "Organization Development: A Process of Learning and Changing", second
ed., by W. Warner Burke, Addison Wessley OD Series, 1995. The model was
developed thru a series of studies by Burke (Bernstein and Burke, 1989;
Fox, 1990; Michela et al, 1988). The model attempts to specify
interrelationships of variables to consider in any org, and it
distinguishes transformational and transactional dynamics in behavior and
change. It is, however, a causal model and therefore offers a normative
view --- it predicts behavior and performance consequences --- so it is
really not a post-modernist model. Ergo, it has some severe limitations,
contingent as it is.The model actually grew out of a series of conferences
held at harvard in the late 60's. It's a good framework for data gathering
and anlysis, as it is fairly comprehensive and includes a feed back
component within the structure of the model. Hope that helps.

Spring rains falling,

> I have recently come across the Burke-Litwin model in the context
> organisational change. Has anybody heard of this model and could
> they point me towards some background reading?

Sajeela Moskowitz Ramsey: President, Core Consulting
Center for Organizational Renewal and Effectiveness
Senior OD Consultant/Culture Generalist
2432 Villanova Drive/Vienna, VA. 22180
703 573 7050/ SajeelaCore @Juno.com


Sajeela M ramsey <sajeelacore@juno.com>

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