A Theoretical Comparison: Kurt Lewin and Elton Mayo Introduction Management and organizational theorists have looked to action research methodology as a means to combine research, theory, and practice to guide change in organizations. Theorists such as Kurt Lewin and George Mayo have contributed to the organizational development field with their early theoretical models of action research and organizational behavior methods. This paper will explore both Lewin’s and Mayo’s theoretical framework by comparing their early findings and inner workings of today’s management practices. Kurt Lewin Action research, a term coined by Kurt Lewin, recognized that the human element is critical to the successful application of traditional organizational...The end:
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