Institutsiooniteooriad on organisatsioonianalüüsis olnud üheks paljukasutatud vahendiks. Siinviidatu on üks väga kasulik lugu neile, kes on huvitatud sellest, kuidas igapäevapraktikatest tõusetuvad institutsionaalsed muutused võiks olla midagi soovitut, mitte ootamatut ning näiteks neile, kes huvituvad hälbivuse ja tolerantsi seostest. Väga huvitav tekst.

Uurimisküsimus:

How can social interactions aimed at reproducing an institutional order instead lead to unintentional institutional change?

Ambtitsioon:

we advance the theory of institutional drift to explain how mundane interactions can lead to instititional change in the absence of strategic action to that end. In fact, the foundation of our theorizing is that institutional change is imminent in those social interactions intended to reproduce and mainitain the institutional order.

Oluline sedastus sotsiaalsetest suhetest:

social interactions do not occur in a social vacuum, and their rules are not renegotiated de-novo each time. Rather, the ongoing flows of social interactions require the development of a relatively durable, institution-specific sense of self among institutional order inhabitants (Voronov and Weber, 2020). As people learn to think, feel, and act as competent participants in the social interactions that constitute an institutional order, they develop institution specific sense of self (Toubiana, 2020; Voronov and Weber, 2016).

Ideaal … või mitte

“care and respect for patients” (de Rond and Lok, 2016, p. 1979) is part of the ethos of the medical profession. From this point of view, institutional arrangements are not an end in themselves but are inevitably imperfect operationalizations or concretizations of institutional ethos (Voronov and Weber, 2020)

Leplikkusest:

Tolerance can be more or less reflective or intentional, but it is nonetheless, significant for the transformation of an institutional order – transforming the practices, without necessarily altering the ethos that the practices operationalize and concretize.

Väga oluline mitte ainult organisatsioonikorralduses, vaid ühiskondliku käitumise mõtestamises üldisemalt:

We recognize that practice deviations and tolerance are closely intertwined. We noted, for instance, that deviation is not objective but is socially constructed by the interactants.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks vihje kokkuvõttest:

Our theorizing acknowledges the inherent indeterminacy of institutional orders, originating from the fantasmic yet inherently moral fundamental institutional ideals, or ethos (Voronov and Weber, 2020) that are only partly and imperfectly translated into concrete institutional arrangements by people inhabiting them.

Voronov, M., Ann Glynn, M., & Weber, K. (2021) Under the radar: institutional drift and non‐strategic institutional change. Journal of Management Studies.