Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies

Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and FantasiesMyths, stories, and folklore are part of the fabric and life of all organizations, enabling us to understand, identify, and communicate the character of the organization – its ambitions, conflicts, and peculiarities. Drawing on extensive fieldwork of storytelling in five organizations, this book argues that stories open valuable windows into the emotional and symbolic lives of organizations. By collecting stories in different organizations, by listening and comparing different accounts, by inves…

Storytelling in Organizations

Storytelling in OrganizationsThis book is the story of how four busy executives, from different backgrounds and different perspectives, were surprised to find themselves converging on the idea of narrative as an extraordinarily valuable lens for understanding and managing organizations in the twenty-first century. The idea that narrative and storytelling could be so powerful a tool in the world of organizations was initially counter-intuitive. But in their own words, John Seely Brown, Steve Denning, Katalina Groh, and Larry…

Storytelling in Business: The Authentic and Fluent Organization

Storytelling in Business: The Authentic and Fluent OrganizationStorytelling can be a lifelong and life sustaining habit of mind, a personal inheritance that connects us to our communities. It can also serve as an organizational inheritance―a management tool that helps businesses to develop and thrive. For more than a decade, award-winning author Janis Forman has been helping executives to tell stories in service of their organizational objectives. In Storytelling in Business: The Authentic and Fluent Organization, she teaches readers everywhere how the cr…

Storytelling in Management Practice: Dynamics and Implications (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)

Storytelling in Management Practice: Dynamics and Implications (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)Since the early 2000s, storytelling as a means of managerial communication has been increasingly advocated, with a focus on the management practices of leadership, change and organizational culture. Most research on storytelling in management practice derives from practitioner experience, but little is known about the specific dynamics behind storytelling as a tool for managerial communication. This book derives from one of the first research studies into storytelling in management practice, wh…

The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (KMCI Press)

The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (KMCI Press)The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations is the first book to teach storytelling as a powerful and formal discipline for organizational change and knowledge management. The book explains how organizations can use certain types of stories (“springboard” stories) to communicate new or envisioned strategies, structures, identities, goals, and values to employees, partners and even customers. Readers will learn techniques by which they can help their organizat…

Storytelling Organizations

Storytelling OrganizationsThe idea of organizations using `storytelling’ to make sense of themselves and their environment has generated a lot of excitement. Written by the leading scholar in this field, Storytelling Organization explores how narrative and storytelling is an important part of an organization’s strategy, development and learning processes. With excellent examples from Nike, McDonald’s and Disney, readers are shown how the theory that underpins organizational storytelling connects with storytelling in ever…

Storytelling in Organizations: Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management by Seely Brown, John, Denning, Stephen, Groh, Katalina, Prusak, published by A Butterworth-Heinemann Title (2004)

Storytelling in Organizations: Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management by Seely Brown, John, Denning, Stephen, Groh, Katalina, Prusak, published by A Butterworth-Heinemann Title (2004)The idea of organizations using `storytelling’ to make sense of themselves and their environment has generated a lot of excitement. Written by the leading scholar in this field, Storytelling Organization explores how narrative and storytelling is an important part of an organization’s strategy, development and learning processes. With excellent examples from Nike, McDonald’s and Disney, readers are shown how the theory that underpins organizational storytelling connects with storytelling in ever…

The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables

The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His ParablesThrow away your flannelgraphs… The prodigal son. The good Samaritan. The treasure hidden in a field. Most of us have heard Jesus’s parables before. Yet if these stories strike us as merely sweet, heartwarming, or sentimental, we can be sure we’ve misread them. In The Storytelling God, pastor Jared Wilson helps us to see how Jesus’s parables reveal profound spiritual truths about God, humanity, the world, and the future. Discarding the notion that Christ’s parables are nothing more than…

Business Storytelling For Dummies

Business Storytelling For DummiesUse storytelling to influence people and move them to actionNeed to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? Grow your business? Business Storytelling For Dummies can help you do this–and more.  Discover:Expert advice with real-world examplesProven case studies, tips, and templatesHow to get results by …

Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)

Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)Storytelling is part of social action and interaction that actually shapes the future of organizations. Organization and management studies have overwhelmingly focused to date on rational narrative structures with beginnings, middles, and ends, where narrative has proved to be a handy concept in qualitative studies. Far less attention is given however to the more spontaneous and ‘non-staged’ storytelling that occurs in organizations. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations explores the …