The Responsive Organization

Torben Juul Andersen, Kjeld Fredens

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    Modern cognitive science identifies a dynamic system of interacting fast and slow processes as essential to human thinking. The fast system observes and reacts to environmental stimuli and the slow system
    interprets events and reasons about future actions. When the fast and slow processes interact they form a dynamic system that enables individuals to respond effectively to changing conditions. We project this dynamic perspective onto human interaction in organizations where observations and experiential insights gained by employees and operating managers are linked to forward-looking planning considerations that take place around the top-management echelons. This identifies the responsive organization that is able to observe and react to frequent and often abrupt environmental changes and thereby adapt organizational activities to the changing reality.
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    UdgiverCopenhagen Business School [wp]
    Antal sider40
    StatusUdgivet - 18 nov. 2013
    NavnCGSR Working Paper Series


    • dynamic systems
    • organizational adaptability
    • fast and slow processes
    • emotional intelligence
    • interactive strategy-making


    Andersen, T. J., & Fredens, K. (2013). The Responsive Organization. Copenhagen Business School [wp]. CGSR Working Paper Series, Nr. 1