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ERIC Number: EJ857636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
The Power of Professionally Situated Practice Analysis in Redesigning Organisations: A Psychosociological Approach
Scaratti, Giuseppe; Gorli, Mara; Ripamonti, Silvio
Journal of Workplace Learning, v21 n7 p538-554 2009
Purpose: This paper seeks to provoke thoughts around the possibility of using the lever of practices and situated knowledge to trigger organisational change and to redesign it with the involvement of the whole organisation. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents connections between a psychosociological approach and a practice-based approach. The use of ethnomethodology is offered as a way to detect situated practice and meaning at works. Findings: This contribution underlines how change and learning in organisations can find support in investing in local knowledge and in detecting and reflecting around the living practices of daily activities. Knowing in practice requires the involvement and continuous work of connecting among individuals, groups, organisations and institutions in situated contexts. The paper shows how strategic a process this is, presenting a way to work on situated data. Practical implications: The paper represents a way to work on organisational change grounded on action research. Originality/value: The paper combines a psychological perspective within the field of practice-based studies and sustains a specific ethnographic method to create organisational areas of reflexivity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy