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 Gareth maintains a page at http://​www.imaginiz.com/​ Gareth maintains a page at http://​www.imaginiz.com/​
  
-Graduate from the London School of Economics, became an accountant for 5 years working in public services in the UK +Discussed ​at [[connections-20080226]]
-  * Then went to graduate school ​at University of Texas at Austin, learned about behavioral science +
-  * Then decided to become an academic, and got an appointment at Lancaster University in organization studies: ​ a position unqualifed, got the job, because looking for a person with a knowledge of local government, financial skills and organization studies +
-  * Was completed untrained in the field, and had to discover the field by self +
-  * Learned as go +
-  * Influenced by Chris Argyris and humanistic psychologies,​ came across Burns & Stalker the management of innovation, which characterized mechanistic and organic models +
-  * Turbulent then needed organic +
-  * Case studies with grounded research +
-  * Then picked up some systems thinking, and other aspects of organizational management +
-  * Pivotal point, when Gibson Burrell joined as a young lecturer at the university, working on his Ph.D. +
-  * Collaboration: ​ Gibson brought sociology, and Gareth brought management, then wrote Sociological Paradigms, published 1979 +
-  * This launched into the intersection of social philosophy and organization studies +
-  * Got interested in systems thinking as a foundation +
-  * Most of management wasn't based on systems thinking +
-  * Tavistock got drawn into the periphery +
-  * Was involved in trying to understand systems thinking, interpretive psychological approaches, Marxism: ​ became a quasi-philosopher,​ as much as an untrained accountant could +
-  * Eric read Sociological Paradigms, which drew Gareth into the Wharton program+
  
-Then got involved ​in Beyond Methods, with 21 contributionsno systems ​thinkers except for Gerry Sussman +  * Graduate from the London School of Economics, became an accountant for 5 years working in public services in the UK 
-  Gerry Sussman may have introduced ​Gareth to Eric+    * Then went to graduate school at University of Texas at Austin, learned about behavioral science 
 +    * Then decided to become an academic, and got an appointment at Lancaster University ​in organization studies: ​ a position unqualifedgot the job, because looking for a person ​with a knowledge of local governmentfinancial skills and organization studies 
 +    * Was completed untrained in the field, and had to discover the field by self 
 +    * Learned as he went 
 +    * Influenced by [[Chris Argyris]] and humanistic psychologies,​ came across [[Burns & Stalker]] the management of innovation, which characterized mechanistic and organic models 
 +    * Turbulent then needed organic 
 +    * Case studies with grounded research 
 +    * Then picked up some systems ​thinking, and other aspects of organizational management 
 +    Pivotal point, when [[Gibson Burrell]] joined as a young lecturer at the university, working on his Ph.D. 
 +    * Collaboration: ​ [[Gibson Burrell]] brought sociology, and [[Gareth ​Morgan]] brought management, then wrote "​Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis",​ published 1979 
 +    * This launched into the intersection of social philosophy and organization studies 
 +    * Got interested in systems thinking as a foundation 
 +    * Most of management wasn't based on systems thinking 
 +    * Tavistock got drawn into the periphery 
 +    * Was involved in trying ​to understand systems thinking, interpretive psychological approaches, Marxism: ​ became a quasi-philosopher,​ as much as an untrained accountant could 
 +    * [[Eric Trist]] read "​Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis",​ which drew Gareth into the Wharton program
  
-Then an book on organizational symbolism, and then wrote Images of Organization,​ which included a chapter on flex and transformation +    * Then got involved in "​Beyond Methods",​ with 21 contributions,​ no systems thinkers except for [[Gerry Sussman]] 
-  * Rounded out with Maruyama second cybernetics,​ Club of Rome, Marxian ​dialect +      * [[Gerry Sussman]] may have introduced Gareth to [[Eric Trist]] 
-  * 1986+ 
 +  * Then an book on organizational symbolism, and then wrote "Images of Organization", which included a chapter on flex and transformation 
 +    * Rounded out with Maruyama second cybernetics,​ Club of Rome, Marxian ​dialectic 
 +    * 1986
    
-Moved to executive education, wrote Imaginization in 1993 +  * Moved to executive education, wrote "Imaginization" ​in 1993 
-  * The thesis of Images of Organization +    * The thesis of "Images of Organization" 
-  * Took the mode of metaphor into managerial styles, teamwork, organization consulting techniques +    * Took the mode of metaphor into managerial styles, teamwork, organization consulting techniques 
-  * Tried to find new ways to create new theories of organizations,​ e.g. spider plant model as decentralized+    * Tried to find new ways to create new theories of organizations,​ e.g. spider plant model as decentralized
  
-Got interested in managing change, now called emergent change programs (as opposed to planned change, Bennis) +  * Got interested in managing change, now called emergent change programs (as opposed to planned change, ​[[Warren ​Bennis]]
-  * Developed the 15% approach to change +    * Developed the 15% approach to change 
-  * Interested in how small changes can lead to large effects +    * Interested in how small changes can lead to large effects 
-  * Led to complexity science +    * Led to complexity science 
-  * 1986, went more into complexity and emergence +    * 1986, went more into complexity and emergence 
-  * Did a lot of work with VHA (Voluntary Hospital Association),​ which became known as the Plexus Institute +    * Did a lot of work with VHA (Voluntary Hospital Association),​ which became known as the Plexus Institute 
-  * Kurt Lindberg, who has spent last years introducing complexity science into health care +    [[Kurt Lindberg]], who has spent last years introducing complexity science into health care 
-  * They'​ve brought people from Santa Fe Institute, e.g. John Holland, and management (Gareth) and practitioners (heads from hospitals) +    * They'​ve brought people from Santa Fe Institute, e.g. [[John Holland]], and management (Gareth) and practitioners (heads from hospitals) 
-  * Post-Action-Learning-Group,​ post York University, Gareth got aligned with them.+    * Post-Action-Learning-Group,​ post York University, Gareth got aligned with them.
  
-1997, birth of the Internet, Gareth has been writing for an Internet-based world +  * 1997, birth of the Internet, Gareth has been writing for an Internet-based world 
-  * New Mindsets Project: ​ set up as an action learning project +    * New Mindsets Project: ​ set up as an action learning project 
-  * To get it going, had to spin off from university and start a separate company +    * To get it going, had to spin off from university and start a separate company 
-  * Have done projects in university, health care:  how to organize a self-oriented learning system+    * Have done projects in university, health care:  how to organize a self-oriented learning system
  
  
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