A Discourse Activist Perspective on Organizational Storytelling

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"Discursive approaches to storytelling are discussed with special attention to their potential to foster organizational reflexivity, action and change. We engage methodological - theoretical, analytical and philosophical - discussions and its implications for practice. These include discussions on key concepts and main understandings of aspects such as narratives, stories, dissent, discourse, power, politics, ethics, organizational change together with the position of the involved discourse scholar.

Narration and storytelling are increasingly viewed as important daily activities that (re)shape reality and identities with certain local and future consequences. Storytelling is understood as situated, plurivocal, multimodal and embodied interactional features that constitute discourses, identities and realities in a dialectical interplay between local and broader discursive dimensions. Storytellers coauthor stories/narratives and discourses in local settings that involve a plurality of voices and often run counter to more crystallized narrative and discursive structures, such as political, organizational and societal structures.

The seminar discusses approaches that address the ‘smallness’ and the more unformal dimensions of organizational storytelling practices such as small stories, counter-narratives, ante-narratives, dialectical storytelling, storytelling as political action, true storytelling and the like. Attention is paid to how discourse scholars can oscillate between diverse discursive organizational levels spanning from local here-and-now situations to broader organizational, political and societal spheres. The ethical scope is to challenge organizational crystallized ways of saying and doing things together with the socio material and political practices that such activities are embedded in. The main objective is to foster dissensus-based democratic, egalitarian and multivoiced organizational and societal practices."

(kilde: https://www.en.aau.dk/events/event/seminar--a-discourse-activist-perspective-on-organizational-storytelling.cid356000)
Periode8 maj 20189 maj 2018
PlaceringAalborg, Danmark
Grad af anerkendelseInternational