EuroPLoP '17 Proceedings
Situations repeat in every organisation. While some of them may constitute a reassuring structure, others may constitute an irritating obstacle in daily routine. Repeating situations may emerge quickly or slowly, they may be stable over time or volatile, and they may have minor or major consequences within an organisation. Either way, they are likely to affect each and every person within an organisation in one way or another. This raises the question if, in turn, one may influence repeating situations by adequate means. In this work, we try to provide such means and propose three management stances that constitute an approach to address repeating situations. We provide examples of use and mention their limits before codifying them into a pattern format as it is used within the pattern community.