Sensemaking in Organizations

Sensemaking in Organizations

22 Seven Properties of Sensemaking TS The descriptions of sensemaking reviewed so far imply at least seven distinguishing characteristics that set sensemaking apart from other explanatory processes such as understanding , interpretation ...

Author: Karl E. Weick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080397177X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision-making and the concept of strategic rationality. However, the rational model ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of real-world organizations and their environments. In this landmark volume, Karl E Weick highlights how the `sensemaking' process shapes organizational structure and behaviour. The process is seen as the creation of reality as an ongoing accomplishment that takes form when people make retrospective sense of the situations in which they find themselves.
Categories: Business & Economics



And a Remedy in Sensemaking For practitioners to create intelligence knowledge — even with an acknowledged degree of uncertainty — therefore requires much more than mere “ analysis . ” One alternative framework is embodied in the ...

Author: David T. Moore

Publisher: United States Department of Defense

ISBN: UCSD:31822039336847

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 195

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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Diagnoses the ills of the intelligence community. Describes the potential that sensemaking offers as a means precisely for helping policymakers to improve how they think about policy. Other related items: Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis is available here: https: // United States Congressional Serial Set, Serial No. 14876, Senate Report No. 301, U.S. Intelligence Community\'s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq, Report of Select Committee on Intelligence is available here: https: // Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD) is available here: https: // Interrogation: World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq is available here: https: // Who Watches the Watchmen?: The Conflict between National Security and Freedom of the Press is available here: https: //"
Categories: Critical thinking

The Effect of Team Composition on Strategic Sensemaking

The Effect of Team Composition on Strategic Sensemaking

E Ten Management Teams and Their Strategic Sensemaking......................... 101 1. Presenting the Ten Top Management Teams ................................................. 101 1.1 Team M1: The Family Patriarchs Determine Strategy.

Author: Tanja Waldeck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783835054028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Tanja Prinzessin zu Waldeck analyzes the effects of the composition of top management teams on their strategic sensemaking process. Based on the results of ten case studies, she shows that the diversity of experiences of team members supports the team to pick up strategically relevant environmental changes early and to develop a wide range of strategic alternatives. The author also indicates that the diversity of a team does not affect the speed with which teams come up with strategic decisions, but that speed appears to be influenced more by the personalities, leadership style, and culture in a top management team.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sensemaking for Security

Sensemaking for Security

Snowden DJ (2005) Multi-ontology sense making: a new simplicity in decision making. Inform Primary Care 13(1):45–54 21. Macrae C (2007) Interrogating the unknown: risk analysis and sensemaking in airline safety oversight.

Author: Anthony J. Masys

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030719982

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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This book presents sensemaking strategies to support security planning and design. Threats to security are becoming complex and multifaceted and increasingly challenging traditional notions of security. The security landscape is characterized as ‘messes’ and ‘wicked problems’ that proliferate in this age of complexity. Designing security solutions in the face of interconnectedness, volatility and uncertainty, we run the risk of providing the right answer to the wrong problem thereby resulting in unintended consequences. Sensemaking is the activity that enables us to turn the ongoing complexity of the world into a “situation that is comprehended explicitly in words and that serves as a springboard into action” (Weick, Sutcliffe, Obstfeld, 2005). It is about creating an emerging picture of our world through data collection, analysis, action, and reflection. The importance of sensemaking to security is that it enables us to plan, design and act when the world as we knew it seems to have shifted. Leveraging the relevant theoretical grounding and thought leadership in sensemaking, key examples are provided, thereby illustrating how sensemaking strategies can support security planning and design. This is a critical analytical and leadership requirement in this age of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that characterizes the security landscape. This book is useful for academics, graduate students in global security, and government and security planning practitioners.
Categories: Computers

The Effect of Managerial Experiences on Strategic Sensemaking

The Effect of Managerial Experiences on Strategic Sensemaking

4.5 Summary of Propositions: Team Interaction and Strategic Sensemaking in Teams This chapter will sum up the propositions developed on the effects of team interaction. Table 38 gives an overview of the developed propositions.

Author: Daniel Kauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3834996327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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Daniel Kauer studies the effects of managerial experiences on the strategic sensemaking of top management teams. He shows that it is very important to distinguish between the depth and breadth of managerial experience, as these discrete dimensions have different effects on strategic sensemaking on the individual as well as on the organizational level. While diversity represents a team’s potential to be successful in strategic sensemaking, the team must realize this potential through effective interaction. Therefore, the author also analyzes decisive interaction factors and describes how teams can best leverage their members’ experience.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sensemaking in Safety Critical and Complex Situations

Sensemaking in Safety Critical and Complex Situations

They explored the shared and discrepant sensemaking of members of a work team and argued that “ although sensemaking is inherently social, it is fundamentally tied to processes of individual identity generation and maintenance” ( Brown ...

Author: Stig Ole Johnsen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000392210

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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Sensemaking in Safety Critical and Complex Situations: Human Factors and Design Human factors-based design that supports the strengths and weaknesses of humans are often missed during the concept and design of complex technical systems. With the focus on digitalization and automation, the human actor is often left out of the loop but needs to step in during safety-critical situations. This book describes how human factors and sensemaking can be used as part of the concept and design of safety critical systems in order to improve safety and resilience. This book discusses the challenges of automation and automated systems when humans are left out of the loop and then need to intervene when the situation calls for it. It covers human control and accepts that humans must handle the unexpected and describes methods to support this. It is based on recent accident analysis involving autonomous systems that move our understanding forward and supports a more modern view on human errors to improve safety in industries such as shipping and marine. The book is for human factors and ergonomists, safety engineers, designers involved in safety critical work and students. Stig Ole Johnsen is a Senior Researcher at SINTEF in Norway. He has a PhD from NTNU in Norway with a focus on resilience in complex socio-technical systems and has a Master’s in Technology Management from MIT/NTNU. He chairs the Human Factors in Control network (HFC) in Norway to strengthen the human factors focus during development and implementation of safety critical technology. His research interests include meaningful human control to support safety and resilience during automation and digitalization. Thomas Porathe has a degree in Information Design from Malardalen University in Sweden. He is currently Professor of Interaction Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He specializes in maritime human factors and design of maritime information systems, specifically directed towards control room design, e-navigation and autonomous ships. He has been working with e-Navigation since 2006 in EU projects such as BLAST, EfficienSea, MONALISA, ACCSEAS, SESAME and the unmanned ship project MUNIN. He is active in the International Association of Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).
Categories: Psychology

Process Sensemaking and Organizing

Process  Sensemaking  and Organizing

Notwithstanding the verb-like character of sensemaking which might apply to Whitehead's actual occasions and James's drops of experience, people also engage in imposing labels (Weick et al., 2005) on continuous flows of experience.

Author: Tor Hernes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191628214

Category: Business & Economics


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Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing is the first in a series of volumes which explore perspectives on process theories, an emerging approach to the study of organizations that focuses on (understanding) activities, interactions, and change as essential properties of organizations rather than structures and state - an approach which prioritizes activity over product, change over persistence, novelty over continuity, and expression over determination. Process and sensemaking may be seen as mutually interlocking phenomena and, as such, are cornerstones in process thinking, This volume brings together contributions from an international group of scholars energized by process organization studies. The collection offers perspectives from different disciplines, insights from diverse theoretical traditions and contexts, and parallels made with a range of cultural forms, including art, poetry, and cookery. At the same time, the chapters exhibit a clear emphasis on a process ontology, process theorizing, and narrative thinking. Across this rich and varied collection recurrent themes emerge that distinguish process theorizing from the more logico-scientific, variance-oriented research that dominates organization studies today. This book will appeal to academics, researchers, and graduate students in management, organization studies, and sociology who wish to better understand the emergent, changing, and flow-like character of organizational life and expand their understanding of the nature of sensemaking as a basis for organizing.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Role of Management Accounting Systems in Strategic Sensemaking

The Role of Management Accounting Systems in Strategic Sensemaking

ates "clear questions and clear answers"196 as a prerequisite for strategic decisionmaking.197 But sensemaking can also follow decision-making as "decision making often stimulates the surprises and confusion that create occasions for ...

Author: Marcus Heidmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783834996336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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Marcus Heidmann explores the role of management accounting systems (MAS) in strategic sensemaking. Based on cognitive theories, the author defines strategic sensemaking as a learning process with observation, interpretation, and communication as the relevant process steps on the individual level. He illustrates the impact of MAS on these cognitive processes by an exploratory multiple-case study design.
Categories: Business & Economics

Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense Making

Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense Making

Thesecausal and conceptual dynamicrelations are asymmetric, nonetheless mutually dependent in an epistemological sense. but One fundamental and allpervading human mental phenomenon and cognitive activity isthat of sensemaking.

Author: M. Cappucio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137363367

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

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The enactive approach replaces the classical computer metaphor of mind with emphasis on embodiment and social interaction as the sources of our goals and concerns. Researchers from a range of disciplines unite to address the challenge of how to account for the more uniquely human aspects of cognition, including the abstract and the nonsensical.
Categories: Philosophy

Musical Sense Making

Musical Sense Making

Weick, on the contrary, focusses on group sensemaking, with multiple people working together to make sense. “Sensemaking,” in this view, is a significant process of organizing which unfolds as a sequence of engaging ongoing ...

Author: Mark Reybrouck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000260854

Category: Music

Page: 218

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Musical Sense-Making: Enaction, Experience, and Computation broadens the scope of musical sense-making from a disembodied cognitivist approach to an experiential approach. Revolving around the definition of music as a temporal and sounding art, it argues for an interactional and experiential approach that brings together the richness of sensory experience and principles of cognitive economy. Starting from the major distinction between in-time and outside-of-time processing of the sounds, this volume provides a conceptual and operational framework for dealing with sounds in a real-time listening situation, relying heavily on the theoretical groundings of ecology, cybernetics, and systems theory, and stressing the role of epistemic interactions with the sounds. These interactions are considered from different perspectives, bringing together insights from previous theoretical groundings and more recent empirical research. The author’s findings are framed within the context of the broader field of enactive and embodied cognition, recent action and perception studies, and the emerging field of neurophenomenology and dynamical systems theory. This volume will particularly appeal to scholars and researchers interested in the intersection between music, philosophy, and/or psychology.
Categories: Music