Social constructionism in the context of organization development dialogue, imagination and co-creation as resources of change

C Camargo Borges, E.F. Rasera

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Abstract

The world faces rapid changes that call for new epistemologies and methodologies that can generate innovative forms of "being" and "doing" within organizations. This article investigates conceptual and practical resources from the social constructionist perspective that can be useful in realizing the transformation of organizations. Initially, a global context of the world in change is described, explaining the consequences for organizations; then social constructionism is introduced as a postmodern epistemology and offered as a potential approach to the organizational development field in supporting research and intervention. Some perspectives for action and knowledge production are offered in the context of an organization. Finally, some resources with examples will be articulated; these new frameworks for action can be effective for organizations coping in times of change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalSage Open
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Organizational change
  • Organizational development
  • Postmodern approaches
  • Social construction

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