All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gregory Bateson’

In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

In Search of Truth II: The Dance of Collusion

A powerful process called collusion is operating when the expert and advice-follower dance together in creating an illusion of knowledge and foresight. Collusion is a complex and often subtle process, typically involving all parties in a relationship or group. Even if a participant is not actively involved in the collusion, the mere acquiescence to the collusion will exacerbate the collusive process.

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Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach–II. First and Second Order Change

Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach–II. First and Second Order Change

This essay concerns the nature of change itself—examining in particular two different kinds (or levels) of change. We identify these two kinds of change as “first order” and “second order.”

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