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Emery, Merrelyn

Works: 25 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 2,560 library holdings
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A choice of futures by F. E Emery( Book )
20 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the nature of human communication and the media is a pre requisite to any assessment of the likely future role of communications . . We cannot assume that the nature of these things is transparently obvious to everyone and therefore commonly understood. Three developments in recent decades should adequately warn against such an assumption. First, we had the fiasco of social scientists trying to apply Shannon's mathematical theory of information as if it were a theory of human communication. 'In Shannon's use of information we cannot speak of how much information a person has only how much a message has. ' (Ackoff and Emery, 1972, p. 145). They would not have wandered into that blind alley if they had stopped to think about the nature of human communication. Second was the belated but wholehearted acceptance of the Heider theory of balance and its subse quent wane. Its wane had nothing to do with its inherent merits. It waned because it could not survive on the Procrustean bed of the psychologists' theory of choice. It did not occur to the psychologists to question their as sumptions about how people made the choices that lead to purposeful com munication (Ackoff and Emery, 1972, p. 58). The last example has been the bitter and unended furore about McLuhan. This time the psychologists and sociologists haye been strangely quiet but we can be sure this does not imply acquiescence in McLuhan's views
The search conference : a powerful method for planning organizational change and community action by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
The Search Conference is not just another management tool, but a participative approach to planned change that engages the collective learning and creativity of large groups, inspiring people to find common ground around new strategies, future directions, and joint actions. The process combines the best practices associated with strategic planning, systems thinking, and effective group communications - enabling participants to take part fully, rise above self-interest, and make decisions for the common good. Written by Search Conference pioneer Merrelyn Emery and Ronald Purser, this book uses a wealth of illustrative examples from a wide variety of nonprofit, business, and public organizations that attest to the versatility of this important organization development intervention
The future of schools : how communities and staff can transform their school districts by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Searching : the theory and practice of making cultural change by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
"Searching explains how to make the fundamental cultural change required for a desirable sustainable future. It describes the 'two-stage model' of open systems social science in action and covers two major methods: the Search Conference for strategic planning and community development; and the Participative Design Workshop for the genotypical design and redesign of organizational structures. The result of nearly 50 years of integrated conceptual and practical development, Searching shows that by replacing 200 years of mechanistic assumptions with concepts and principles which accurately capture human and social realities, these methods generate intrinsic motivation and release human potentials for change."--Jacket
Participative design for participative democracy by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This four-part volume addresses design principles for introducing democratic forms in workplaces, educational institutions, and social institutions, based on a trend toward participative democracy in Australia. Following an introduction, part I sets the context with two papers: "The Agenda for the Next Wave" and "Educational Paradigms: An Epistemological Revolution." Part ii, Participative Design at the Organizational Level, includes "The Light on the Hill '88--'Skill Formation' or 'Democratization of Work'"; "Participative Design: Work and Community Life"; "Further Learnings about Participative Design"; "Matching Effectivities to Affordances in the Design of Jobs"; "Laissez Faire vs. Democratic Groups"; and "Getting to Grips with the Great 'Small Group' Conspiracy." In part iii, Democracy throughout the System, the following articles are included: "Towards Real Democracy"; "Adaptive Systems for Our Future Governance"; "Industry Councils--Comments on One Aspect of the Jackson Report"; and "The Jury System and Participative Democracy." Part iv discusses participative democracy in education and contains the following papers: "An Inadequate Dichotomy: 'Structured' vs. 'Unstructured' Learning"; "a Training Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Search Conferences"; "Multisearches"; "An Alternative General Studies Curriculum: a Description, Results and Evaluation"; and "Participation and Self Management in Course, Workshop and Conference Design: Principles and Methods." The book's contributors are Merrelyn Emery, Fred Emery, and Allan Davies. (Nla)
Futures we are in by F. E Emery( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
After explicating the analytical framework I will proceed to develop scenarios as follows: I. General scenarios -maladaptive and adaptive. 2. The future for the Western group of societies. Within this will seek to identify the main changes in the natures of work, leisure, family organisation, education and life styles. 3. The future for the major Asian powers, China, Japan and India. 4. A world scenario centred about the first two scenarios but also aimed to locate within this pattern the most probable future for sets of the smaller societies and under-developed countries. The scenarios will be developed in that order, for good reasons. Sociological forecasting has to deal, in the first instance, with sets of societies that are closely interdependent, each with the other. A scenario for Western societies generally is required before one can hope to write one for the individual countries, e.g. France, Australia, because they are not evolving independently. The widespread upsurge of student revolts in 1967-68 well illustrates this interdependence. Some writers, like Stevens (1970) have taken the U.S.A. as the model of the future for the other smaller Western societies. There is some justifi cation for this as the U.S. has certainly been the 'leading part' in the West for some decades. However, there is danger in assuming that that will persist. A change in the near future in the problems that commonly confront Western societies may make the U.S. example 'depasee', old hat, if not down-right misleading
Using common sense in QWL by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Hope within walls by F. E Emery( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Participative design : work and community life by F. E Emery( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Searching : for new directions, in new ways, for new times by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Participative design workshop by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
An evaluation of an evaluation : the National Fisheries Seminar, 1971 by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Search conference by Merrelyn Emery( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Qualitative research : papers from a symposium, May 22 and 23, 1986 by Australian Association of Adult Education( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
From action research to system in environments : a method by Rossana C Alvarez( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Papers of Fred and Merrelyn Emery by F. E Emery( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
MS Acc05/142 chiefly comprises papers of or about Fred Emery. There are approximately 700 unpublished papers on a range of subjects, correspondence, biographical material, appointment diaries, passports, five floppy discs of lists, and audiotapes of interviews by work colleagues (2 cartons, 10 archive cartons)
Fast Fundamentals : Evolutions of Open Systems Theory by Merrelyn Emery( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This material has been excerpted from The Change Handbook, Second Edition edited by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady
Fast Fundamentals : Participative Design Workshop by Merrelyn Emery( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This material has been excerpted from The Change Handbook, Second Edition edited by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady
Fast Fundamentals : Search Conference by Merrelyn Emery( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This material has been excerpted from The Change Handbook, Second Edition edited by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady
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