A Balancing Act: How Organizations Pursue Consistency in Routine Functioning in the Face of Ongoing Change

@article{Turner2012ABA,
  title={A Balancing Act: How Organizations Pursue Consistency in Routine Functioning in the Face of Ongoing Change},
  author={Scott F. Turner and Violina Rindova},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={24-46}
}
This study examines how participants in routines view and balance pressures for consistency in the face of ongoing change. We address this question through a qualitative case-based inquiry into the ostensive aspects of the core operational routine in six waste management organizations. We find that organizational members simultaneously establish and maintain two ostensive patterns—one of targeted consistency and another of flexibility in internal coordination—by leveraging artifacts and… CONTINUE READING

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