(Re)Constructing Disorder: A Dynamic View on Effortful Ambiguity

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Resumé

Our research investigates the practice of (re)producing routines in a highly organic organisation. Through the domain of information management, we highlight that counter to mechanistic organisations, who routinise ostensively, in this organic organisation routinising is done performatively, clustering performances into prototypes of routines – a practice we refer to as ambiguation. Empirically we draw on two years of ethnographic study, revealing three distinct manifestations of the practice of ambiguation: embracing gaps; encouraging flexibility and decentralising order, which combined make routinisation itself situated, adaptive and dynamic. Our study contributes rich, in-depth data about an organic organisation, an understudied and under-theorised empirical setting and their accompanying performative routinising, thus advancing our knowledge of the dialectics of ostensive and performative routines.
Our research investigates the practice of (re)producing routines in a highly organic organisation. Through the domain of information management, we highlight that counter to mechanistic organisations, who routinise ostensively, in this organic organisation routinising is done performatively, clustering performances into prototypes of routines – a practice we refer to as ambiguation. Empirically we draw on two years of ethnographic study, revealing three distinct manifestations of the practice of ambiguation: embracing gaps; encouraging flexibility and decentralising order, which combined make routinisation itself situated, adaptive and dynamic. Our study contributes rich, in-depth data about an organic organisation, an understudied and under-theorised empirical setting and their accompanying performative routinising, thus advancing our knowledge of the dialectics of ostensive and performative routines.

Konference

KonferenceThe 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017
Nummer33
LokationCopenhagen Business School
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode06/07/201708/07/2017
Internetadresse

Bibliografisk note

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Emneord

  • Information management
  • Routinisation
  • Organic organisation
  • Ostensive routines
  • Performative routines

Citer dette

Ens, N., & Marton, A. (2017). (Re)Constructing Disorder: A Dynamic View on Effortful Ambiguity. Afhandling præsenteret på The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, Copenhagen, Danmark.
Ens, Nicola ; Marton, Attila. / (Re)Constructing Disorder : A Dynamic View on Effortful Ambiguity. Afhandling præsenteret på The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, Copenhagen, Danmark.26 s.
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