This is a method of analysis where we take an idea or process apart so that we can reinterpret it. Through this process, that which we deconstruct will get new meaning. In orgtology, we Deconstruct when we rethink the parts of an idea or process. In that we can make it better than before. With “parts”, we mean inputs; movement; functionality; resources; concepts; outputs; etc. Unlike the evolution of Construct, Deconstruct is revolutionary. Post-modern philosophy mostly uses the concept Deconstruction. During text analysis. It will imply that the reader rather than the author is central in determining meaning of the text. In the field of management, Deconstruction implies that any management or leadership theory is legitimate within its context. This contradicts a modernist approach where we constantly look for a “best practice” in the field of organizational management and leadership. Deconstruction is a process of unlearning and revolution, whilst Construct is a process of learning and evolution. When developing a construct, we create paradigm. When deconstructing, we reframe and break down paradigm.
Originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida, deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning. Derrida's approach consisted of conducting readings of texts with an ear to what runs counter to the intended meaning or structural unity of a particular text. The purpose of deconstruction is to show that the usage of language in a given text, and language as a whole, are irreducibly complex, unstable, or impossible. Throughout his readings, Derrida hoped to show deconstruction at work. Many debates in continental philosophy surrounding ontology, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and philosophy of language refer to Derrida's observations. Since the 1980s, these observations inspired a range of theoretical enterprises in the humanities, including the disciplines of law anthropology, historiography, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psychoanalysis, LGBT studies, and the feminist school of thought. Deconstruction also inspired deconstructivism in architecture and remains important within art, music, and literary criticism. While common in continental Europe (and wherever Continental philosophy is in the mainstream), deconstruction is not adopted or accepted by most philosophy departments in universities where analytic philosophy is predominant.
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