Category Archives: Organizing

From Organizing for Innovation to Innovating for Organization: Co-design in Organizations

Amongst the plethora of methods that have been developed over the years to involve users, suppliers, buyers or other stakeholders in the design of new objects, co-design has been advertised as a way to generate innovation in a more efficient … Continue reading

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Building Movements, Not Organizations

Creating a healthy, humane world will require more than new organizational designs. It will take rethinking the nature of organizations entirely. And yet, we continue to witness war, poverty, individual acts of violence, massive social injustice, and a record pace … Continue reading

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Relational Leadership Theory – Exploring the Social Processes of Leadership and Organizing

Relational leadership is a relatively new term in the leadership literature, and because of this, its meaning is open to interpretation. In the present article, I describe two perspectives of relational leadership: an entity perspective that focuses on identifying attributes … Continue reading

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Knowing in Practice: Enacting a Collective Capability in Distributed Organizing

In this paper, I outline a perspective on knowing in practice which highlights the essential role of human action in knowing how to get things done in complex organizational work. The perspective suggests that knowing is not a static embedded … Continue reading

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Organizing through Empathy

This book challenges the existing paradigm of capitalism by providing scientific evidence and empirical data that empathy is the most important organizing mechanism. The book is unique in that it provides a comprehensive review of the transformational qualities of empathy … Continue reading

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Bringing Space Back In: Organizing the Generative Building

In this article, we reflect on architecture and management and organization theory, in terms of their mutual implications. We focus especially on a tacit implication in mainstream organization theory, which has an architectural genesis. In the past, management has been … Continue reading

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In this paper we rethink and reframe organizational learning in terms of organizational becoming. We see these concepts as two mutually implicating ways of exploring and simultaneously constituting the phenomena of organization. Bearing in mind that the understanding of organization … Continue reading

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Counting Our Victories: Popular Education and Organizing

Popular education is carried out within a political vision that sees women and men at the community and grassroots level as the primary agents for social change. It equips people to define their own struggles and to make their voices … Continue reading

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Organizing for diversity and complexity

Read How do you maintain the integrity of the organization while embracing the chaos beyond? Part of the answer is in supporting communities of practice as a bridge between external networks and those doing the work.  

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Organizing for the anti-capitalist transition

Read Read also: “Daily life” not a “moment” like the rest: notes on Harvey’s “Organizing for the anti-capitalist transition” Responding to Harvey – it’s all about organizing The historical geography of capitalist development is at a key inflexion point in … Continue reading

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