Sensemaking in Organizations / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision-making and the concept of strategic rationality. However, the rational model ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of real-world organizations and their environments. In this landmark volume, Karl E Weick highlights how the 'sensemaking' process shapes organizational structure and behaviour. The process is seen as the creation of reality as an ongoing accomplishment that takes form when people make retrospective sense of the situations in which they find themselves.
Table of Contents
The Nature of SensemakingSeven Properties of SensemakingSensemaking in OrganizationsOccasions for SensemakingThe Substance of SensemakingBelief-Driven Processes of SensemakingAction-Driven Processes of SensemakingThe Future of Sensemaking
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Weick is a masterful writer. Not only is the content salient and timeless, but he serves up prose as an art form. Bending your mind around the text takes some serious thinking but well worth the effort. Weick is not your everday academic.