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Senso E Significato Nell'organizzazione: Alla Ricerca Delle Ambiguità E Delle Contraddizioni Nei Processi Organizzativi

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Il sensemaking vuole riconoscere la giusta importanza a ciò che i principi razionali non soltanto accantonano, ma talvolta ignorano: cioè a quel gioco di continua costruzione e ricostruzione di senso e significato della vita organizzativa cui tutti partecipano condividendo situazioni e incidenti, successi e insuccessi, fortune e sfortune, progetti e storie.
251 pages
Published 1997 by Cortina (first published May 1st 1995)
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Alan Valdez
Jun 17, 2014 Alan Valdez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this one from the library, but I will definetively want to have my own copy soon. As a note for myself, the more interesting passages are reproduced below:

The concept of sensemaking is well named because, literally, it means the making of sense. When people put stimuli intro frameworks, this enables them to comprehend, understand, extrapolate and predict. [And therefore, plan and act!]

Ring and Rands (1989) define sensemaking as "a process in which individuals develop cognitive m

Nice overview of sensemaking in organizations. The seven properties (pg. 61) and resources (p. 65) provide a good foundation for anyone interested in this topic.

Best quotes: "perception, by definition, can never be accurate" (p. 60); "organizations as entities are developed and maintained only through continuous communication activity. If the communication activity stops, the organization disappears. If the communication activity becomes confused, the organization begins to malfunct
Jul 08, 2009 Shin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best business book I have ever read. His earlier work, The Socail Psychology of Organizing, was also excellent.
Mar 22, 2008 AF marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
again, for future research/reference purposes.
Michael Burnam-fink
Jun 12, 2012 Michael Burnam-fink rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academic, 2012
This is a strange, brilliant, infuriating book. Weick develops a theory of people and organizations as entities that make sense of their word through stories, and the kinds of dsyfunction that can happen when those stories no longer match reality. People only know what they're thinking once they say it, and honest and open communication is a key element of success.

I'll admit that as a social constructivist, this makes a lot of sense to me. I particularly like the way that Weick neatly skewers th
Jun 15, 2010 Kristin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this book for a corporate communications class and even though my professor SWEARS BY IT, myself and my classmates found it utterly useless. It is meant for academics and not for their students, maybe it has some useful information in it but it needs to be translated for laypeople.
Vern Glaser
Mar 20, 2011 Vern Glaser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another really good book. very insightful, he basically turns the focus off of the decisions organizations make and moves it on to how organizations interpret signals from the environment. quite interesting if you think about management/leadership topics
Steen Sørensen
Exceptionel framwork for undestanding the processes in an organization or just when people en generel observe, interact and react
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