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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.

Polypi Strategy Stories
Polypi strategy stories

This chapter's focus is on the more transcendental strategy that interplays with the polypi of dialogisms. I will show how Wilber's integral, and Kantian approaches to transcendental relates to Bakhtinian dialogism. I am concerned here with storying that is multi-dialogic. Storying is defined as the more or less continuous behavior of getting story realized, getting others to take roles, to be part of either a managed and directed story, or one that is more emergent and even collectively enacted.

Transcendental Strategy is defined here as all reflexive strategy that is not derived from retrospective sensemaking of experience. Polypi and transcendental strategies interplay. It's rather a mode of cognizing that is a priori.

Story emergence occurs within modes of narrative expectation. Emergent story ...

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