Emergent Change vs. Planned Change

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Lately, I have read a number of notations about ’emergent change vs. planned change’.

I consider the following journal the quintessential and most proficient write-up on ’emergent and planned change’. It brings out the history of change efforts, key distinctions, the issues and the challenges.

Instead of trying to re-do the ‘best’, I offer this write-up with permission from Lucia Garcia Lorenzo, one of the authors of this insightful journal:

Between Planned and Emergent Change: Decision Maker’s Perceptions of Managing Change in Organisations.
Liebhart, Margrit and Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia (2010)© The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, volume 10, (5). pp. 214-225. ISSN 1447-9524
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Link to journal:

I am grateful to Lucia for her support.
I hope you get much from this astute journal.


About Patrick A. Trottier

I am a 30 plus year applied Organizational Development practitioner having honed my craft in the U.S., Canada and internationally. Presently living in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., I am currently developing the next evolution of O.D. termed; 'Emergent Organizational Development and Emergent Change® (EODC)®, and focusing on Emergent OD®, Emergent Change® and the development of Emergent Organizations® within my professional practice.
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