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A generic model for creating organizational change and innovation in the building process

A generic model for creating organizational change and innovation in the building process Building on the empirical work of a doctoral dissertation on change management in the Norwegian building industry, this paper provides the outline of a generic innovation model for creating innovation and increased productivity in building projects. Central to this innovation model is the necessity for participative visualization of a common frame of reference. This is a shared understanding visualized as a joint enterprise image of the whole of the parts and the relationships of actual collective work practice integrating the planning and construction part of the building process as a whole. The model consists of three necessary arenas for knowledge development, being identified as “collective knowing”: “relational knowledge”, and “knowing how”. The paper concludes that the knowledge content of each arena continuously relates to one another in a dynamic and interdependent way constituting an actionable and generic model for innovation and productivity in the building process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Facilities Emerald Publishing

A generic model for creating organizational change and innovation in the building process

Facilities , Volume 22 (11/12): 8 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0263-2772
DOI
10.1108/02632770410561303
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Abstract

Building on the empirical work of a doctoral dissertation on change management in the Norwegian building industry, this paper provides the outline of a generic innovation model for creating innovation and increased productivity in building projects. Central to this innovation model is the necessity for participative visualization of a common frame of reference. This is a shared understanding visualized as a joint enterprise image of the whole of the parts and the relationships of actual collective work practice integrating the planning and construction part of the building process as a whole. The model consists of three necessary arenas for knowledge development, being identified as “collective knowing”: “relational knowledge”, and “knowing how”. The paper concludes that the knowledge content of each arena continuously relates to one another in a dynamic and interdependent way constituting an actionable and generic model for innovation and productivity in the building process.

Journal

FacilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Innovation; Organizational change; Buildings; Construction operations; Norway

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