This collection of Eisenberg's most significant essays provides a coherent example of a set of important ideas in organisational communication, pertaining in particular to the importance of language and interpretation in the social construction of organisational life.
Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART I: Embracing Ambiguity; 1 - Ambiguity as Strategy in Organizational Communication; 2 - Meaning and Interpretation in Organizations; 3 - Conflict at Disneyland; 4 - Reconsidering Openness in Organizational Communication; PART II: Transcendence and Transformation; 5 - Jamming; 6 - Miscommunication in Organizations; 7 - Dialogue as Democratic Discourse; 8 - A Communication Perspective on Interorganizational Cooperation and Inner-City Education; 9 - From Anxiety to Possibility; 10 - Openness and Decision Making inthe Search for a University Provost 11 - Transforming Organizations Through Communication12 - Flirting With Meaning; PART III: A New Communication Aesthetic; 13 - The Kindness of Strangers; 14 - Building a Mystery; 15 - Creating Clearings for Communication; 16 - Karl Weick and the Aesthetics of Contingency; Conclusion: Beyond Fundamentalism; Index; About the Author
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