Telling stories in Organisations: Reflective Practice/Curated Practice

Trelfa, Jo (2017) Telling stories in Organisations: Reflective Practice/Curated Practice. Journal of the International Professional Management Association, 12 (3). ISSN 2042231

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Stories are important to and within organisations. Those told through reflective practice focus on the experience of practice in relation to the teller with an aim of developing service to others. However, issues at the heart of the way this is typically approached result in the telling of familiar and fixed stories, eradicating creativity. The production of fixed, familiar stories compromises any positive potential that engagement may have offered. In this paper I propose that reflection-in-action offers a way forward. In particular I focus on the 'threshold concepts' (Meyer & Land, 2006) of Gaze, Glance and Letting Go that emerged during four years of doctoral research. The paper describes the first two of these, Gaze and Glance, and their contribution to 'mittere', an alternative reflective practice methodology for organisations. Mittere centres on telling stories through a process that is fresh, playful and creative.

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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 13:54
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