Applying an invaluable sensemaking framework to organizational change and combining the theory and practice of implementing change, this book represents an instructive and informative view on change in business. Its strength lies in two key areas:
Rather than being structured as a ‘how to’ book, this outstanding text provides the reader with practical insights and skills for managing (or resisting) change. Applying Weick's famous sensemaking approach, it offers a unique way to understand the processes involved in organizational change.
'A highly successful project … [which] offers a useful, accessible and (most important) critical contribution to the literature on sensemaking in organizations.' - David Collins, Organization
1. Introduction 2. Identifying Cues: A History of Nova Scotia Power 3. Strategic Sensemaking 4. The Story of Organizational Change 5. Sensemaking and Identity Construction 6. Application of the Sensemaking Model to the Nova Scotia Power Case 7. Making Sense of Sensemaking: Suggestions for Sensible Modifications of the Sensemaking Model