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Concept of "equifinality"

In creating formal structure, debates have been enjoined over the processes involved. Taking internal organizational politics as an example, outline some of the findings Child (1972), Robert Michels (1949), and other researchers have found when comparing American to French or German organizations. Explain the concept of "equifinality" by using two Internet references., Response must include 250 words and provide examples.

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Equifinality means different conditions leading to the same outcome. The meaning is that a given end state can be reached by many potential means. Equifinality means that similar results may be achieved with different initial conditions and in many different ways. This has been referred to an intelligent direction of effort towards the achievement of an end(a). This term has been used in different disciplines. For example, the term has been used in ...

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This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of Equifinality. The response also contains the sources used.

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