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Making ‘modernising Government initiatives’ work: culture change through collaborative inquiry (CI)

Kakabadse, A. P. and Kakabadse, N. K. (2002) Making ‘modernising Government initiatives’ work: culture change through collaborative inquiry (CI). Public Administration and Development. 22(4), pp. 337-352. 1099-162X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to share experience of a strategic intervention adopting a collaborative inquiry (CI) process that took place in a formal institutional setting and which evolved into a community-based inquiry. The article illustrates the CI process through a twelve-month exploration with a group of senior managers from within the UK Civil Service. The form of CI demonstrated is similar to what has become known as community based research, in that all participants collaboratively pursued the inquiry. A critical element of this collaborative inquiry is that although it started formally and did not spontaneously emerge from the inquiry community, its members shaped the inquiry, conveyed the message, acted as advocates and evaluated the outcomes of the inquiry. The impact of this inquiry is now being positively felt within the UK Civil Service as the members of the inquiry community apply their learning within their own departments.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD30.4 Study and teaching. Research
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Creators: Kakabadse, Andrew P and Kakabadse, Nada K
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Business and International Management (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: 1 October 2002
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 337-352
Journal or Publication Title: Public Administration and Development
Volume: 22
Number: 4
Language: English
ISSN: 1099-162X
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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