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dc.contributor.authorOwen, Keith O. ( )
dc.contributor.authorNorthcutt, Norvell ( )
dc.contributor.authorDietz, A. Steven ( )
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-15T19:43:29Z
dc.date.available2019-08-15T19:43:29Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationOwen, K. O., Northcutt, N., & Dietz, A. S. (2015). Engaging employees in interpreting survey results: Using PathMAP® as a tool to drive understanding and change. SAGE Open, 5(1), pp. 1-17.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8517
dc.description.abstractA key change agent role is to help clients understand the systems to which they belong to improve performance. A major challenge is how to facilitate this understanding. Typically, the change agent collects the data and provides an interpretation about its significance for the client organization. This approach, however, often meets with resistance. What is needed is an approach that engages the author of the data in its interpretation and this article introduces just such an approach— PathMAP®. A case study is used to introduce PathMAP® and show how it can be used to engage system agents in a rigorous process of data interpretation leading to an increased understanding of the variables that influence system dynamics and of how to engage the system in change. This article will demonstrate how PathMAP® enables change agents to get an accurate picture of the current state of an organization by identifying the key issues facing the organization and their interrelationship, and using this knowledge to create meaningful action plans that make deep and intuitive sense to organization’s members.en_US
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dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSage Openen_US
dc.sourceSAGE Open, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-17.
dc.subjectPathMAP®en_US
dc.subjectData interpretation
dc.subjectEmployee involvement
dc.subjectOrganizational change
dc.subjectHermeneutics
dc.subjectChange agent
dc.subjectQualitative design
dc.titleEngaging Employees in Interpreting Survey Results: Using PathMAP® as a Tool to Drive Understanding and Changeen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/2158244013562521
dc.rights.licenseThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
txstate.departmentOrganization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies


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