The Responsive Organization

Torben Juul Andersen, Kjeld Fredens

    Research output: Working paperResearch

    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCopenhagen Business School [wp]
    Number of pages40
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013
    SeriesCGSR Working Paper Series
    Number1

    Cite this

    Andersen, T. J., & Fredens, K. (2013). The Responsive Organization. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [wp]. CGSR Working Paper Series, No. 1
    Andersen, Torben Juul ; Fredens, Kjeld. / The Responsive Organization. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp], 2013. (CGSR Working Paper Series; No. 1).
    @techreport{56ac3517a4454f9fb0e9379b5466dd71,
    title = "The Responsive Organization",
    abstract = "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.",
    keywords = "dynamic systems, organizational adaptability, fast and slow processes, emotional intelligence , interactive strategy-making",
    author = "Andersen, {Torben Juul} and Kjeld Fredens",
    year = "2013",
    month = "11",
    day = "18",
    language = "English",
    series = "CGSR Working Paper Series",
    publisher = "Copenhagen Business School [wp]",
    number = "1",
    address = "Denmark",
    type = "WorkingPaper",
    institution = "Copenhagen Business School [wp]",

    }

    Andersen, TJ & Fredens, K 2013 'The Responsive Organization' Copenhagen Business School [wp], Frederiksberg.

    The Responsive Organization. / Andersen, Torben Juul; Fredens, Kjeld.

    Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp], 2013.

    Research output: Working paperResearch

    TY - UNPB

    T1 - The Responsive Organization

    AU - Andersen, Torben Juul

    AU - Fredens, Kjeld

    PY - 2013/11/18

    Y1 - 2013/11/18

    N2 - 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.

    AB - 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.

    KW - dynamic systems

    KW - organizational adaptability

    KW - fast and slow processes

    KW - emotional intelligence

    KW - interactive strategy-making

    M3 - Working paper

    T3 - CGSR Working Paper Series

    BT - The Responsive Organization

    PB - Copenhagen Business School [wp]

    CY - Frederiksberg

    ER -

    Andersen TJ, Fredens K. The Responsive Organization. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [wp]. 2013 Nov 18.