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Making Sense of the Organization The Impermanent Organization

ISBN-10: 0470742208

ISBN-13: 9780470742204

Edition: 2009

Authors: Karl E. Weick

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Description:

The Unexpected Organization elaborates on the influential idea that organizations are interpretation systems that scan, interpret, and learn. These selected essays represent a new approach to the way managers learn and act in response to their environment and the way organizational change evolves. Readers of this volume will find a wealth of examples and insights which go well beyond thinking and cognition to explain action. The author′s ideas are at the forefront of our thinking on leadership, teams, and the management of change.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Organized Impermanence: An Overview
Mundane Poetics: Searching for Wisdom in Organizational Theory
Faith, Evidence, and Action: Better Guesses in an Unknowable World
Attending
Managing the Unexpected: Complexity as Distributed Sensemaking
Information Overload Revisited
Organizing for Mindfulness: Eastern Wisdom and Western Knowledge
Interpretation
Making Sense of Blurred Images: Mindful Organizing in Mission STS-107
Organizing and the Process of Sensemaking
Impermanent Systems and Medical Errors: Variety Mitigates Adversity
Action
Hospitals as Cultures of Entrapment: A Re-analysis of the Bristol Royal Infirmary
Enacting an Environment: The Infrastructure of Organizing
Positive Organizing and Organizational Tragedy
Learning And Change
Emergent Change as a Universal in Organizations
Drop Your Tools: An Allegory for Organizational Studies
Leadership as the Legitimation of Doubt
Epilogue
References
Index