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Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing$
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Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.001.0001

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Temporal Sensemaking: Managers' Use of Time to Frame Organizational Change

Temporal Sensemaking: Managers' Use of Time to Frame Organizational Change

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(p.213) 11 Temporal Sensemaking: Managers' Use of Time to Frame Organizational Change
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Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing
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Elden Wiebe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0011

This qualitative study explores the relationship between time and organizational change, a recently emerging area of scholarly interest. Through the narrative analysis of managers' own stories of change, this chapter discerns five distinct ‘worlds’ of organizational change within the ‘same’ significant government mandated organizational change in the ‘same’ organizational context. The analysis provides evidence that managers temporally make sense of their experiences of change, actively configuring the relationship between the past, present, and future in different ways. In doing so, managers construct the organizational change and their enacted reality of that organizational change in different ways. This research augments recent work linking time and agency, demonstrates a broader temporal basis than retrospection for sensemaking, and contributes to our knowledge of researching and implementing organizational change.

Keywords:   time, organizational change, sensemaking

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