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Sensemaking in Organizations / Edition 1

Sensemaking in Organizations / Edition 1

by Karl E. Weick


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Sensemaking in Organizations / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780803971776
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Series: Foundations for Organizational Science Series , #3
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Nature of Sensemaking
Seven Properties of Sensemaking
Sensemaking in Organizations
Occasions for Sensemaking
The Substance of Sensemaking
Belief-Driven Processes of Sensemaking
Action-Driven Processes of Sensemaking
The Future of Sensemaking

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Sensemaking in Organizations 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am going to write the thesis for graduation from the hogeschool, my guide recommended this book for referecne.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.