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Presence: exploring profound change in people, organizations, and society

By: Senge, Peter.
Contributor(s): Scharmer, C Otto | Jaworski, Joseph | Flowers, Betty Sue.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Doubleday 2005Description: x, 289 p.ISBN: 9780385516242.Subject(s): Organisational change | Organization learning | Business & economics | Social changeDDC classification: 658.4 Summary: Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in business, education, and government to transform their institutions into powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since business is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In this illuminating book, the authors seek to understand why people don't change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society, and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.
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Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in business, education, and government to transform their institutions into powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since business is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In this illuminating book, the authors seek to understand why people don't change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society, and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.

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