Sietse Overbeek, Sergej van Middendorp, dinsdag 19 december 2006
Contemporary organizations experience difficulties to convert their strategies into concrete actions, due to tensions between old and new paradigms. A new paradigm is a compilation of values, starting points, methods and knowledge that are part of a way of acting. In practice there is always a small group trying to explore a new paradigm. When a larger group starts to consider this paradigm as important, actions are needed to shift well prepared into the new paradigm can then be taken into consideration.
In this article the authors envisage the transition from the industrial paradigm to the knowledge paradigm and its influence on the design of organizations.