Category Archives: Organizing

Organizing multi-voiced organizations – action guiding anticipations and the continuous creation of novelty

Read Bakhtin’s ideas of polyphony and dialogism are explored as ways of organising our own human affairs. Traditionally, language has been thought of as an already established, self-contained system of linguistic communication that sets out a set of rules or … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Creative Organizations

Characteristics of Creative Organizations 24 characteristics, from “balance planning with improvising” to “value fun as part of the creative process”. 1.  balance planning with improvising 2.  use the unknown as a resource (do not avoid it) 3.  creativity is a … Continue reading

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Community organizing, learning and social change – communication and power – Reflect Approach

Read Reflect is an approach to learning and social change. Reflect aims to improve the meaningful participation of people in decisions that affect their lives, through strengthening their ability to communicate. Reflect begins with respect and value for people’s existing … Continue reading

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Participatory Research and Community Organizing

Read   Changing economic and political relations, based on the ownership and control of information technologies and communication, raise important questions for community organizing in an increasingly privatized, postindustrial world of a knowledge society: Who produces knowledge and for whose … Continue reading

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Complexity: The Experience of Organising

Complexity: the Experience of Organizing is a sequel to the highly successful series Complexity and Emergence in Organizations also edited by the editors of this series. The first series has attracted international attention for its development of the theory of … Continue reading

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Participatory Research and Community Organizing

Participatory research is a way of seeing and a form of knowing that employs historical knowledge, reflexive reasoning, and dialectic awareness to give people some tools to realize new potentials for the emancipation and enlightenment of ordinary individuals today. By … Continue reading

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