Karl Weick

Karl Weick (1936) is an American organizational theorist who is noted for introducing the notions of “Enactment”, “loose coupling”, “mindfulness”, and “sensemaking” into organizational studies.

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Getting Serious about Community Development (Part 17)

The purpose of this article is to obtain a precise definition of community.

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Resistance Yourself!

Coming to terms with the very ‘resistance’ I have been studying and writing about for the last few years: it is all about the same thing. It is all about me, myself and I. And that’s bad news for my ego.

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Resistance, Resentment, Regret, Rescue OR…. RESPECT?

A lot of R words with a particular significance on this blog. In a reaction on last week’s post I was requested to define resistance more precisely.

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The Chameleon Law

In the 1944 unfinished novel Mount Analogue, René Daumal describes the travel of a company of eight, who set sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue, a solid, a geographical place that “cannot not exist.”

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Making Culture is No Rocket Science

In this article I want to pick up the broken pieces that resulted from my organizational culture rant of an earlier post. I stated that measuring culture is the wrong pot to piss in.

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Better a wrong decision than no decision

The following story may help you understand the importance of beliefs in guiding the emotions of a team through daunting changes. It is quoted from Weick’s book ‘Sense Making in Organizations’ (1995) (*):    “This incident, related by the Hungarian Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorti and preserved in a poem by Holub (1977), happened during military […]

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