IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Making sense with one(’s) voice(s)

Listed author(s):
  • Florence Allard-Poesi

    ()

    (IRG - Institut de Recherche en Gestion - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - UPEC UP12 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne - Paris 12)

Registered author(s):

    This research aimed at increasing our understanding of how situation experienced as complex and turbulent, and so open to different interpretations, can change into non-equivocal through the leader’s sensemaking process, and how this process is related to different constructions of past and future. Relying on the diary of a mountaineering guide during a commercial expedition in Himalaya and an in-depth interviews, we analyzed how the leader made sense of two interruptions in his plan and decided to go back to Base Camp. Following Mead (1932; 1934)’s concept of sociality and an in-depth analysis of our empirical material, we develop and illustrate a model of individual sensemaking as an inner conversation where different social attitudes are voiced and reflected on. These different voices, that constitute the reflective part the self, may imply distinct constructions of the past and future, thereby increasing equivocality for the sensemaker, a situation that he will be able to suspend when the “I”, that is the performative aspect of the self, will act. Relying on this model, we show that emergence in the repertoire of actions is more liable to happen when different constructions of past and future dialogue with one another rather than speak with one voice.

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Paper provided by HAL in its series Post-Print with number hal-01576932.

    as
    in new window

    Length:
    Date of creation: 05 Jul 2017
    Publication status: Published in 33rd EGOS Colloquium , Jul 2017, Copenhague Denmark.
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01576932
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01576932
    Contact details of provider: Web page: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01576932. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.