Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

December 2007


Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Alan Barstow


This paper discusses Sociotechnical Systems theory and how it can be applied to our current technological environment in both corporate life and in an individual's personal life. It is suggested that as technology advances, the corporation and management styles must as well. Peter Drucker's and Peter Senge's theories and visions are highlighted in regard to the advancement and necessity of management. Also included is a discussion of the validity of technology addiction and the positive and negative effects technology has on society; adults, and children. In order to further solidify the effect of technology, the paper concludes with examples of lifestyles and organizations that try to maintain a work life balance and offer suggestions on how we can balance the work life seesaw.



Date Posted: 16 May 2008