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Frances Hancock & David Epston

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization

Chapter 83: The Craft and Art of Narrative Inquiry in Organizations

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The Craft and Art of Narrative Inquiry in Organizations
The craft and art of narrative inquiry in organizations
Introduction

In this chapter, we explore the application and relevance of narrative forms of inquiry to organizational development practice. We map the journey of an apprenticeship in narrative ideas and practices, showing how one learns and is taught the craft and art of narrative inquiry. In particular, we seek to illuminate some of the measures of a ‘good question’ and to demonstrate how such inquiry can be harnessed to generate the knowledges of practitioners operating at all levels of organizations to inform organizational change and development, as opposed to exerting outside expert analyses and solutions.

Why a Narrative Approach to Organizational Inquiry?

How do we work with organizations or organizational practitioners ...

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