The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Chapter 21: Sensemaking, Simplexity, and MindfulnessTimothy Vogus and Ian Colville

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  • In:The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies
  • Chapter DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473957954.n21
  • Subject:Organization Studies (general), Organization Development

Sensemaking, Simplexity, and MindfulnessTimothy Vogus and Ian Colville

Sensemaking, Simplexity, and Mindfulness

It is in the realm of the glimpsed potential that the future takes shape

Seamus Heaney (2002)

Sensemaking is in the nature of the reflective glance

Karl Weick (1979)

Introduction

There is more to the sensemaking perspective than Karl Weick, but it does not make a lot of sense without him (Colville, 2009). The sensemaking perspective (Weick, 1995, 2001, 2009) and its progenitor, the organizing model set out in The Social Psychology of Organizing (1969, 1979), are directly attributable to Weick. Consequently, it behooves any attempt to make sense of the sensemaking perspective to begin with an appreciation of his contribution. And because sensemaking advances essentially a process ontology and epistemology, a major aspect of that contribution lies ...

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