Weick's theory of retrospective sense making does not take into account people who
strive to act only in accordance with predetermined plans.
The typical college or university exemplifies a loosely coupled system, because the
actions of one department often have little impact on the actions of another department.
Draw connections between general systems theory as it applies to biological and
physical sciences as well as how it has been adapted to the social sciences.
What are the five features of Senge's learning organization?
Describe each part of Weick's model of organizing.
An underlying assumption of Weick's model is that decision making is largely
retrospective sense making. What does this mean?
How is systems theory unique from the other three theoretical approaches to
Explain the concept of an open system. Provide an example that illustrates your point.
Illustrate how the enacted environment is so important to Weick's theory.
Describe how equifinality operates in organizations. Offer an example of this concept
that illustrates your point.
Illustrate Weick's process of sense making, and explain its importance to organizational