Sensemaking in Social Construction of Organization. A Powerful Resource in Pandemic Context

Authors

  • Alexandra Galbin UAIC University of Iasi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/12.1/262

Keywords:

organization, sensemaking, social constructionism, uncertainty

Abstract

The paper presents the potential of sensemaking in social construction of organization, especially in times of uncertainty, generated by Covid-19 pandemic. The perspective is based on the social constructionism and explores the implications of sensemaking in organizational context. The paradigm of social constructionism is interested in dialogue and relations between members of organizations in the process of producing meaning in social interactions. In this context, sensemaking provides a significant influence in the process of organizing and leads the members to develop new ideas and discover effective practices, helping them to face the challenges encountered. Finally, the paper suggests the sensemaking as being a useful resource in creating a common map, providing hope, confidence, that may conduct to more effective action for rethinking the activities in situations of safety and trust.

Author Biography

Alexandra Galbin, UAIC University of Iasi

Department of Sociology and Social Work

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Published

2021-03-23

How to Cite

Galbin, A. (2021). Sensemaking in Social Construction of Organization. A Powerful Resource in Pandemic Context. Postmodern Openings, 12(1), 308-318. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/12.1/262

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Research on Covid-19 Pandemic