Flux capacitors (2)

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  • Lost its identity - started as a homey, but large, bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI run by book lovers.Began hiring non-book people and narrowing selection gradually. Corporate identity still thought it was maintaining the bookish façade. True 'bookies' realized the change was happening.http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-12/us/first.borders.bookstore.closing_1_borders-rewards-bookstore-woolworth?_s=PM:US'The death and life of great American bookstore'September 12, 2011 By Todd Leopold, CNN
  • Shows resistance to change to new book formats such as e-books - being led by a more dominant attractor - established mind sets and power bases, tried to survive as a discrete corporate identity rather than adapt. http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-12/us/first.borders.bookstore.closing_1_borders-rewards-bookstore-woolworth?_s=PM:US'The death and life of great American bookstore'September 12, 2011 By Todd Leopold, CNN
  • http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-12/us/first.borders.bookstore.closing_1_borders-rewards-bookstore-woolworth?_s=PM:US'The death and life of great American bookstore'September 12, 2011 By Todd Leopold, CNN
  • Not an internet player About 10 years ago, Borders handed its internet operations to Amazon and did not relaunch it's own website until 2008. One Chapter Closes... --- Passing of Borders Is Serious Drama For Readers, Authors and Publishers By Mike Spector and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg 918 words 20 July 2011Embraces one pole completely - no prescence - rather than finding middle ground.
  • Flux capacitors (2)

    1. 1. Organizational Analysis <br />Patrick Pettyjohn<br />Shelley Stephen<br />Mengyuan Zhao<br />September 20, 2011<br />R621 – Dr. Cho<br />Flux and transformation<br />
    2. 2. Part 1 – Four Logics of Change<br />Theoretical basis and paradigm characteristics<br />
    3. 3. Autopoiesis Theory<br />Defined: Reveals the relationship between systems and their environments.<br />
    4. 4. Autopoiesis Theory<br />Defined: Reveals the relationship between systems and their environments.<br />Borders Bookstores<br />Started as homey, but large, bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI, staffed by book lovers.<br />Hired non-book people and narrowing selection without recognizing corporate identity change.<br />
    5. 5. Chaos and Complexity Theory<br />Defined: How ordered patterns of activity can emerge from spontaneous self-organization<br />
    6. 6. Chaos and Complexity Theory<br />Defined: How ordered patterns of activity can emerge from spontaneous self-organization<br />Borders Bookstores<br />Attractor of e-books readers ignored<br />Stayed with more dominant attractors - established mindsets and power bases<br />Tried surviving as discrete corporate entity<br />
    7. 7. Mutual Causality Theory<br />Defined: Change is enfolded in the strains and tensions found in circular relations.<br />
    8. 8. Mutual Causality Theory<br />Defined: Change is enfolded in the strains and tensions found in circular relations.<br />Borders Bookstores<br />Good results with continuous expansion through the early 2000’s reinforced positive feedback loop.<br />Achieved a level of growth that was unsustainable.<br />
    9. 9. Dialectical Change Theory<br />Defined: Change is the product of tensions between opposites.<br />
    10. 10. Dialectical Change Theory<br />Defined: Change is the product of tensions between opposites.<br />Borders Bookstores<br />Opened a website for 2 years, sold it to Amazon, did not open another for 10 years.<br />Decision to not be an internet player embraced a polarized view rather than finding a way to live in internet world.<br />

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