Journal article

How Understanding-Based Redesign Influences the Pattern of Actions and Effectiveness of Routines

H Bapuji, M Hora, A Saeed, S Turner

Journal of Management | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019


Using a novel, mixed-methods research design, we examine how understanding-based redesign of a routine influences its effectiveness. By understanding-based redesign, we refer to an intentional change in routine design such that it aligns more closely with the understandings of participants regarding how to perform their roles in the routine. We argue that this type of redesign improves the effectiveness of a routine by facilitating the actions and interactions of routine participants. Our empirical examination focused on manipulating the procedure and physical artifacts available for performing the towel-changing routine at a hotel. Through a field experiment, we found that understanding-bas..

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