Making Space: Valuing Our Talk in Organizations
Ian W. King
University of Essex - Department of Accounting, Finance & Management
Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 40, pp. 1205-1223, July 2003
This paper argues for a re-consideration of the value of process, here represented by the talk of organizational actors. It argues that the talk between organizational actors is an under-valued organization resource that presently in most organizations is allowed to slip way into obscurity because of its evanescent qualities. It argues this represents an unacceptable loss of a vital layer of organizational knowing, and illustrates this through the utilization of two contrasting case incidents. Accordingly, the paper discusses the potential of re-presenting talk as a means to prise open the space-between-words, and despite the limitations of contextual relevance, suggests these reflexive opportunities will develop deeper, richer and more novel interpretations of knowing.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 13, 2003
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