The idea of organizations using `storytelling' to make sense of themselves and their environment has generated a lot of excitement. Written by the leading scholar in this field, Storytelling Organization explores how narrative and storytelling is an important part of an organization's strategy, development and learning processes. With excellent examples from Nike, McDonald's and Disney, readers are shown how the theory that underpins organizational storytelling connects with storytelling in everyday organizational life. David Boje's theories and ideas in relation to the study of storytelling in organizations are highly influential and this book will be a `must have' for any student or scholar interested in the area.
Consulting to Storytelling Organizations
Part III applies key concepts of Part I (storytelling-sensemaking, dialogisms of emergence, and interacting collective memories) to how story consulting is done, and could be done. Part III answers two questions of how to consult to storytelling organizations and how to consult transorganization storytelling organizations?
Instead of buying into guru story consulting, or getting fairy tales read to you, why not notice the embedded fabric of narrative and story in real time Storytelling Organizations? And, not just oral stories, but those embedded in written documents, in photos, and décor, even in architecture itself, as forms of collective memory. Instead of buying all the snake oil in charlatan story consulting that is all the rage, why not look at restorying. ...