Karl Weik's Theory of Organizing

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Reducing equivocality is central to organizing
Reducing equivocality is central to organizing
Organizing is sense-making
Organizing is sense-making
Reducing equivocality enables us to make sense of the information environment Reducing equivocality enables us to make sense of the information environment Both are sometimes effective and ineffective in reducing equivocality in an information environment Both are sometimes effective and ineffective in reducing equivocality in an information environment Helps with saving the rules and cycles for future organizational use Helps with saving the rules and cycles for future organizational use Rules and cycles can be retained in the form of casual maps. Rules and cycles can be retained in the form of casual maps. ASSEMBLY RULES

ASSEMBLY RULES
COMMUNICATION CYCLES
COMMUNICATION CYCLES
RETENTION

RETENTION

CASUAL MAPS
CASUAL MAPS
SENSE-MAKING
SENSE-MAKING
KARL WEICK’S THEORY OF ORGANIZING
KARL WEICK’S THEORY OF ORGANIZING
When sense-making is effective, retention is proposed
When sense-making is effective, retention is proposed
Used for making sense in an information environment that is not especially equivocal Used for making sense in an information environment that is not especially equivocal Uncertainties and confusions that is inherent in an information environment. Uncertainties and confusions that is inherent in an information environment. EQUIVOCALITY

EQUIVOCALITY
High equivocality requires organizational members to engage in communication cycles High equivocality requires organizational members to engage in communication cycles These casual maps are used to make sense of future equivocality in the information environment. These casual maps are used to make sense of future equivocality in the information environment. The use of assembly rules and communication cycles are dominant during the selection stage The use of assembly rules and communication cycles are dominant during the selection stage...
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