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Storytelling in organizations : why storytelling is transforming 21st century organizations and management

Author: John Seely Brown
Publisher: Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
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"Storytelling in Organizations lays out for the first time why narrative and storytelling should be part of the mainstream of organizational and management thinking. This case has not been made before. The personal and idiosyncratic tone of the book comes from a set of presentations made at a Smithsonian symposium on storytelling in April 2001. It combines the liveliness and freshness of spoken English with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Storytelling in organizations.
Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005
(DLC) 2004051873
(OCoLC)55657257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Seely Brown
ISBN: 1417544376 9781417544370 1592782256 9781592782253 9780080517834 0080517838
OCLC Number: 56731907
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages)
Contents: Preface / Stephen Denning --
Ch. 1. How we got into storytelling --
How I came to storytelling / Larry Prusak --
How I came to storytelling / John Seely Brown --
How I came to storytelling / Steve Denning --
How I came to storytelling / Katalina Groh --
Ch. 2. Storytelling in organizations --
Categories of stories in organizations / Larry Prusak --
Diversity in storytelling : gender, ethnicity, and generation / Larry Prusak --
The attributes of story / Larry Prusak --
The power of stories / Larry Prusak --
As knowledge becomes more valuable, so do stories / Larry Prusak --
Some stories are told by the artifacts / Larry Prusak --
Stories that transfer social knowledge / Larry Prusak --
The importance of knowledge / Larry Prusak --
Ch. 3. Narrative as a knowledge medium in organizations --
Tacit knowledge as a social phenomenon / John Seely Brown --
Environments that foster productive inquiry / John Seely Brown --
The social fabric of an organization / John Seely Brown --
Xerox's eureka / John Seely Brown --
Open source development / John Seely Brown --
Xerox PARC / John Seely Brown --
Thresholds, doorways, and staircases / John Seely Brown --
Practice and narrative / John Seely Brown --
Knowledge ecologies / John Seely Brown --
The use of storyboards in design / John Seely Brown --
Social software / John Seely Brown --
The University of Southern California / John Seely Brown --
Business processes that are enabling / John Seely Brown --
Coordination and narrative / John Seely Brown --
The evolution of narrative / John Seely Brown --
Creating new ways to organize / John Seely Brown --
Ch. 4. Using narrative as a tool for change --
The problem of change-resistant organizations / Stephen Denning --
The World Bank / Stephen Denning --
The Zambia story / Stephen Denning --
The strategic discussion of January 2000 / Stephen Denning --
The functions of stories / Stephen Denning --
What are the limitations? / Stephen Denning --
Do all stories work this way? / Stephen Denning --
Becoming a better storyteller / Stephen Denning --
The growth of organizational storytelling / Stephen Denning --
An example of the use of organizational storytelling / Stephen Denning --
The field has widened and deepened / Stephen Denning --
The limits of storytelling's effectiveness / Stephen Denning --
Digital storytelling / Stephen Denning --
Ch. 5. Storytelling in making educational videos --
An absurd idea : an education film series on storytelling / Katalina Groh --
Lessons learned from making films / Katalina Groh --
Grasping the power of storytelling / Katalina Groh --
Learning the customer's story / Katalina Groh --
The recurring story of Nelson Mandela / Katalina Groh --
Learning to see the world in a new way / Katalina Groh --
Ch. 6. The role of narrative in organizations --
Narrative in organizations : the story so far / Stephen Denning --
Why narrative pervades organizations / Stephen Denning --
A glance backward : the enemies of storytelling / Stephen Denning --
A glance sideways : growing recognition of narrative / Stephen Denning --
A glance forward : the future of organizational storytelling / Stephen Denning --
Further reading / Stephen Denning.
Responsibility: John Seely Brown [and others].
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