- Series: Foundations for Organizational Science (Book 3)
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (May 31, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 080397177X
- ISBN-13: 978-0803971776
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sensemaking in Organizations (Foundations for Organizational Science)
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Sensemaking is a process that applies to both individuals and groups who are faced with new information that is inconsistent with their prior beliefs. In some cases, it can be the lack of expected information that triggers the Sensemaking process. Weick's work is based in part on Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance, which holds that people are uncomfortable with inconsistent beliefs and are driven resolve the dissonance it creates.
Consequently, Sensemaking posits that people will resolve their cognitive dissonance through plausible (but not necessarily accurate) narratives, which then become entrenched over time and resistant to change. This explains how, for example, religious groups can have such stringent beliefs, how political parties can be confident in their diametrically opposed positions, how organizations can develop very different cultures, and how individuals can develop very different interpretations for the same events.Read more ›
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Fundamental work in Work and Organizational Psychology; a must in times of enhancing complexity and unpredictability.Published 11 months ago by Rene Ravenhorst
Very good condition. I have not read the entire book yet. But I will read it soon to get an opinion.Published on November 11, 2012 by J. Cesar