CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Mindful Change in Times of Permanent Reorganization

Organizational, Institutional and Sustainability Perspectives

Editors: Becke, Guido (Ed.)

  • Re-conceptualization of "organizational mindfulness" in respect to (permanent) organizational change
  • Combines organizational and institutional analysis in respect to "mindful organizing" / “mindful change”
  • Provides multidisciplinary and international perspectives on "organizational mindfulness" in respect to permanent reorganization
  • Provides a linkage of debates on permanent change, organizational mindfulness, and organizational sustainability
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About this book

Since the 1990ies, organizations from different sectors have been operating in increasingly dynamic socio-economic environments characterized by unexpected events and instability. Organizations tend to adjust to dynamic environments by change initiatives promoting permanent reorganization. Such change initiatives often induce unintended effects, e.g. an erosion of trust, the violation of ‘psychological contracts’ in employees’ eyes or a decrease in organizational effectiveness. This book explores and analyzes whether such unintended effects can be anticipated or constructively dealt with by mindful change. The latter refers to the concept of organizational mindfulness that originally is linked to risk and safety research, e.g. in respect to ‘High Reliability Organizations’. In this book, organizational mindfulness is re-conceptualized addressing organizational change in the perspective of organizational sustainability. Moreover, it is explored how institutions foster or restrict organizations’ capability of organizational mindfulness in change processes. 

About the authors

PD Dr. Guido Becke studied Social Sciences at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and obtained his doctoral degree in Sociology at the University of Dortmund (2001). In 2007, Guido Becke completed his second dissertation (habilitation) in Labour Studies at the University of Bremen. Since 2002, Guido Becke has been working as senior researcher at the artec | Research Centre for Sustainability Studies (University of Bremen), also co-ordinating the research unit ,Work and Organizations’. Moreover, he is senior lecturer in Work and Organization Studies. Main areas of research: Work and Social Relations, Labor and Organization Studies, Work and Social Sustainability, Health Promotion in the Workplace, Work in Social Services, Flexible Organizations and Work Structures. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Organizational, Institutional and Sustainability Perspectives on ‘Mindful Organizational Change’ in Turbulent Times: An Introduction

    Becke, Guido

    Pages 3-25

  • Organizational Mindfulness and Dynamic Stability: The Role of Public Research Funding

    Riegler, Claudius H.

    Pages 27-29

  • Situating the Concept of Organizational Mindfulness: The Multiple Dimensions of Organizational Learning

    Rerup, Claus (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Mindful Change: A Concept for Social Sustainability at Organizational Level

    Becke, Guido

    Pages 49-72

  • Authenticity and Individual Mindfulness Within Organisations: Problems and Perspectives

    Hien, Wolfgang

    Pages 73-88

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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51072-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindful Change in Times of Permanent Reorganization
Book Subtitle
Organizational, Institutional and Sustainability Perspectives
Editors
  • Guido Becke
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38694-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38694-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38693-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51072-8
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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