Stories of Life in the Workplace

Stories of Life in the Workplace

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Addressing both renowned theories and standard applications, Stories of Life in the Workplace explains how stories affect human practices and organizational life. Authors explore how we experience, interpret, and personalize narrative stories in our everyday lives, and how these communicative acts impact our social aims and interactions. In pushing the boundaries of how we perceive narrative and organization, the authors include stories that are broadly applicable across all concepts and experiences. With a perception of narrative and its organizational application, chapters focus on areas such as pedagogy, therapy, project management, strategic planning, public communication, and organizational culture. [This volume] shows how individuality, developing culture, and the psychology of the self are constructed with language--and how the acceptance of one's self is accomplished by reaffirming and rearranging one's story.--Provided by publisher.When power relationships are involved, an interpretative approach is only known when it offers a contrast. There must ... If a point of view requires no comparison, it operates like a fact, an absolute statement, or a religious dictum. ... Moral irony contrasts the seeming good with the actual bad or vice versa. ... of the idyllic, organic countryside and its upstanding farmers with a sordid view of organized crime.

Title:Stories of Life in the Workplace
Author:Larry D. Browning, G. H. Morris
Publisher:Routledge - 2012


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