Organization Studies, 20 1 , 75—100. The Organization Science Jazz Festival: Improvisation as a metaphor for organizing. Journal of Management Studies, 25, 305—317. Active participation in class and project work is required. As I write, I am trying to deploy language, grammar, syntax to convey my felt sense of these ideas. Sensemaking, which Weick introduced to the field of organization studies, is the process through which people give meaning to experience.
The information environments of organizations. A grounded model of organizational schema change during empowerment. Changing interpretive schemes and organizational restructuring: The example of a religious order. Trends in theory building and theory testing: A five-decade study of the Academy of Management Journal. Strategic Management Journal, 24 6 , 559—576. Administrative Science Quarterly, 33 2 , 177—193.
Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34 6 , 791—812. Strategic management in an enacted world. We illustrate this perspective to such fields of study as organizational change, managerial control, organizational resistance, intercultural communication, and processes of inclusion and exclusion. Configuring the field of play: How hosting the Olympic Games impacts civic community. Human Relations, 58 12 , 1579—1604. Theoretical and practical relevance: Two years later, Weick published a hugely influential paper in which has been cited many thousands of times. Implementation Science, 4 15 , 1—13.
Enterprise systems span entire organizations and are congruent with some institutional logics and incongruent with others. It is argued that high fidelity flight simulators provide an environment that offers unique opportunities for work meeting both basic and applied research criteria. Umbrella advocates versus validity police: A life-cycle model. It leans on the author's prior research, and others' to develop a nice synthesis in order to explain the prior interests of sensemaking and organizational research. Expertise and problem categorization: The role of expert processing in organizational sensemaking. Using complexity as a sensemaking framework, we analyze how the top-tier managers of a capital understand the challenges and solutions of coping with rapid growth. The Nature of Sensemaking -- 2.
Beyond compare: Metaphor in organization theory. It gives a solid enough account that it suggests how all actors of an organization can actively use sensemaking as a process to develop themselves and the organizations they take a part in. Academy of Management Journal, 49 6 , 1158—1172. This is an academic and theoretical book, but the more casual reader should not miss out on its core principles. Temporal work in strategy making. American Journal of Sociology, 115 3 , 657—711.
It is a collaborative process of creating shared awareness and understanding out of different individuals' perspectives and varied interests. This is an excellent read for several reasons: 1. The fire did not act like the fire they expected and understood and a number of people behaved in ways which they could not reconcile with the particular situation. We used semistructured interviews with 38 new-product team managers in high-technology companies, log data from two of these teams, and questionnaires completed by members of a different set of 45 new-product teams to generate and test hypotheses about teams' external activities. I think of sense-making when I consider a rower on the water, or our sense or non-sense when we are in liminal moments knock over a coffee cup by accident or those in-between places a train station, an airport. Making Sense of the Organization is the latest addition to my bookshelf.
Organization Science, 16 6 , 701—720. Tournament rituals, category dynamics, and field configuration: The case of the Booker Prize. Based on this outline, we discuss relationships and interactions of the different resilience stages as well as main antecedents and drivers. Cognition is the meaningful internal embellishment of these cues. It has been used as a conceptual framework for identifying and detecting high risk patient situations. Academy of Management Journal, 49 2 , 235—262. Integrating multiple theoretical perspectives allows for a better understanding of team resilience than any one can provide alone cf.
Organization Science, 24 4 , 965—995. Cultural rationalities in crisis sensemaking: A study of a public inquiry into a major industrial accident. Academy of Management Review, 23 1 , 59—76. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 10 , 1145—1163. She enjoys working with computer science and software teams in design strategies that enhance the future usability, utility, and adoptability of analytic software. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42 2 , 182—206.
Academy of Management Review, 9 2 , 284—295. The social processes of organizational sensemaking. The role of conversations in producing intentional change in organizations. Organizational restructuring and middle manager sensemaking. What makes this book infuriating is that I'm not quite sure who it's for. Academy of Management Journal, 50 5 , 1107—1132.
This chapter extends the theoretical framing of Sensuous Learning presented in Chapter 2 of Volume 1 to elaborate how such learning can be operationalised to support not only professionals as individuals, but also in the communities and in the organisations where professional work is conducted. Giving commitment: Employee support programs and the prosocial sensemaking process. As people speak, and build narrative accounts, it helps them understand what they think, organize their experiences and control and predict events ; ; and reduce complexity in the context of change management. Consequently, Sensemaking posits that people will resolve their cognitive dissonance through plausible but not necessarily accurate narratives, which then become entrenched over time and resistant to change. Existing research emphasizes various elements of congruence or power in understanding local reactions to an enterprise system, and this existing research generally focuses on immediately post-implementation dynamics. Four potential sources of resilience that make groups less vulnerable to disruptions of sensemaking are proposed to forestall disintegration, including improvisation, virtual role systems, the attitude of wisdom, and norms of respectful interaction. I appreciate so much that making useful sense of it all has been Wieck, and love that he brings up such a diverse array as poets, sociologists, and anthropologists, all to suss out sensation.