ERIC Number: EJ904014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
Learning and Organizations: Towards Cross-Metaphor Conversations
Vakkayil, Jacob D.
Learning Inquiry, v2 n1 p13-27 Apr 2008
Discussions on learning in organizations are characterized by the diversity of perspectives involved and the variety of their disciplinary roots. This is an effort to identify the roots of some metaphors employed in this literature. It is argued that cross-metaphor conversations can contribute to the richness of discussions in the field. Some specific instances where more than one metaphor is employed are identified. The promises of certain "disruptive devices" to facilitate such desirable cross-metaphor interactions are briefly explored.
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Learning Processes, Figurative Language, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Communication
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