Thompson’s Four Hypothesis of Organisational Change

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Thompson’s (1995) four hypothesis can be recalled as (1) bureaucratic efforts for their survival (2) conditionality of donor agencies (3) failure of blue print approach and (4) success of participatory approach adopted by other organisations. The case study evolved reveals that the hypothesis of organisational change to adopt participatory approach to ensure bureaucracy’s survival is not applicable in GSDA case. The organisation is not facing any threats of cuts in the size of bureaucracy due to any financial crisis in Government. While the first hypothesis is not applicable, others are discussed in detail as they find relevance with the case study. 6.1. Conditionality of Donor Agency The case study derives that the hypothesis of…show more content…
6.3. Success Stories of Participatory Approach Success stories of other organisations found to be influential to bring changes into GSDA to adopt participatory approach. These stories created very positive environment in the State and influenced on policy formation. GSDA learned a lot from National level success stories like Ralegaon Siddhi, Hivare Bazar in its own State. These are National Award winner and model stories in participatory management of natural resources. Its success lies in the constructive and active community participation. The villages have attained positive results in terms of sustainable availability of GW. Learning from these success stories, GSDA proactively introduced Village Level Water Account with community participation, thereby educating and empowering community for management of GW resource. Currently, the organisation is leading towards Village Water Security and Safety Plan with community participation. After studying Thompson literature following attributed key factors are summarized for organisational change in GSDA. First, the indiscriminate withdrawal of GW and its increasing status reflected in every GW assessment. It switched over the focus on resource management issue. Second, policy shifts from GW development to GW management increased community’s accountability over the management and judicious use of natural limited resource. Subsequently, modifying GW Act and making

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