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Vital Approach to Transition: Slovene Multiple Case Study


  • Suzanne Winbauer Catana

    (State University of New York, USA)


This paper uses a multiple case study to suggest the effectiveness in application of an integrated model for the design of sustainable change strategies in high velocity environments and organizations. The model integrates awareness of current organizational cultural characteristics with leadership intent and strategy formation. The cultural analysis provides a lens through which diverse organizational values are exposed and stakeholders can assess organizational alignment with the external environment, organizational mission and future vision. Using the inherent differentiation of values as creative tensions, strategies are formulated for purposeful change to improve alignment. Leadership inquiry is used to suggest an alignment of personal intent with the strategic initiatives to project sustainable change. This Values, Inquiry, and Tensions Alignment for Leadership model (VITAL) is applied as an intervention sequence which provides information, direction, and motivation for sustainable change in transition organizations and environments.

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  • Suzanne Winbauer Catana, 2003. "Vital Approach to Transition: Slovene Multiple Case Study," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 1(1), pages 29-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:1:y:2003:i:1:p:29-47

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    • M19 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Other


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