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In some ways, this takes us back to a model of the music industry that pre-dates the prevalence of recorded music, when live performance was the dominant mode of production and of revenue (as has always remained the case in some genres). These changes in the music industry can be represented as different types of change depending on which focal organization is chosen. In musical retail there is large-scale and turbulent change, such that web-based retailers are likely to increasingly replace record/CD shops in a restructuring of the industry.

It is important that all the parts of the system support the change; for example, it is self-defeating to try to change an individualistic culture into a team-oriented one but to keep 19 20 Foundations individual performance-related pay, which discourages team work. Chapter 6 discusses this type of change in more detail, and Case 2, ITS Canada, provides an example. The second type of change remains at the large-scale or organizational level, but in this case is fairly rapid. It is typified by changes in organizational structures or processes.

Perhaps framing the problem in the more ambiguous sense implied by the open framing (2) above would have opened a wider set of possibilities to those involved in the change. The kinds of enquiry we suggest in Chapter 9, relating to new business models, new technologies, new products and new markets, might have been considered alongside any cost-related issues. Hence, in some circumstances it may be helpful and appropriate to be knowingly unclear, as acknowledged by March, who notes that ambiguous purposes are intentions that cannot be clearly specified (1994).

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