Organizational Storytelling: Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk
|Event:||Organizational Storytelling: Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk|
In association with CIMA
In everyday conversation we tend to employ forms of speech which privilege certain types of behaviour and in so doing denigrate other modes of conduct. When the subject is management we tend to privilege ‘action’ and denigrate ‘talk’. Hence the familiar refrain:
In this seminar on stories and storytelling Professor David Collins will explore the privileging of ‘action’ and the denigration of ‘talk’ in the field of management. Analysing the essence of managerial work – its problems; its tensions; and its inherent limitations – Professor Collins will suggest that the business of management is talk and that much of managerial work is, consequently, built upon the persuasive art of the storyteller.
Building upon his own academic research and upon the work of colleagues in the field (the lone specialist is a contradiction in terms!), David will argue that organizational storytelling is, at once, more important yet less potent than you might imagine and will conclude by offering concrete guidance to the would-be managerial storyteller.
Professor Collins has written extensively on management’s gurus; organizational change; management fashion; storytelling; and – whisper it! – financial regulation. A graduate of the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Essex, David is half English and wholly Scottish.
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|Date:||25 Feb 2014|
Hull University Business School
|Hull HU6 7RX|
|Type of Event:||Members' Network Meeting|
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