organizational dynamics

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Organizational dynamics refers to the patterns of movement over time in the interactions between the people who are the organization, the community of practice. Such patters could be described, for example, as regular patterns of dependence and conformity, or as irregular patterns of aggression and noncompliance. (Stacey, 2007, pp 3)

Strategy vs. dynamics --
Organizational dynamics is contrasted with organizational strategy or, simply, strategy. Organizational dynamics is about patterns of movement in the activity in the joint activity people undertake, organizational strategies, and its purposes over time and how actors involved are engaged in, and think about, this movement. This addresses people's identity, who people think they are, etc.. (Stacey, 2007, pp 240)

Traditional view of disciplines --
Organizational dynamics is often treated as a separate discipline from the understanding of individuals or strategic management, calling it organizational behavior. In a similar manner, strategic management is often distinguished from operational management.

Doing away with artificial distinctions --
Organizations are made up of people, people's behavior makes up organizational behavior, managers are people, strategies address the organization, and strategies require operational execution. For the purpose of understanding how to strategically manage an organization, these are not separable disciplines which can be addressed separately. They are interwoven into one discipline - herein titled strategic management.