Organizations as Enacted Systems: Learning, Knowing and Change

An illustration of two arrows in a circle, representing communication.

Two arrows in a circle, representing communication. (Image courtesy of Wanda Orlikowski.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

15.963

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

The course is structured around a core of fundamental concepts concerning how we view organizations, and the application of these concepts to basic domains of action crucial for contemporary businesses: sensemaking, learning, knowing, and change. We view organizations as enacted systems, wherein humans are continually shaping the structures that influence their action in turn. In other words, we create the systems that then create us.

Senge, Peter, and Wanda Orlikowski. 15.963 Organizations as Enacted Systems: Learning, Knowing and Change, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-963-organizations-as-enacted-systems-learning-knowing-and-change-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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