Talking About Organizations
E32: OLKC Special - Organizational Stupidity
Join Ralph as he sits down with Professors Mats Alvesson (also guest on E28) and Bjorn Erik Mork during the OLKC 2017 Conference in Valladolid, Spain to discuss Mats's keynote speech (and book!) on organizational stupidity. As always is the case with episodes such as these, expect more than a few anecdotes, insightful comments, and interesting stories! Thank you OLKC organising committee and Mats and Bjorn for making this episode possible.
E31: PROS Special - Process view and the symposium
Don't miss this conversation that Dmitrijs and Ella had with Professors Hari Tsoukas and Ann Langley at the wonderful PROS 2017 Conference! In the second special from this symposium, we talk about process view in general and PROS, as an academic congregation, in particular. At the end of the episode, Hari and Ann say a few words about the next conference, it's theme and the motivation behind it.
Winner of June Prize Draw!
Please join us in Congratulating Jarryd Daymond of University of Sydney, winner of inaugural TAOP Prize Draw and proud owner of a very special signed copy of Mats Alvesson's and Andre Spicer's book 'Stupidity Paradox'! If you'd like to follow in Jarryd's historical footsteps, look out for future prize draws on the podcast and our social media accounts!
E31: PROS Special - Introduction to Institutional Theory
Please join us for the first of two fascinating special episodes recorded from the International Process Symposium 2017. In the first instalment, Dmitrijs and Ella sit down to talk to Professors Trish Reay (University of Alberta) and Tammar Zilber (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) about institutional theory.
E30: Corporate Culturalism (Part 2)
Please join us for the final instalment of Episode 30 and Season 3 where we discuss the relationship between George Orwell's classic 1984 and Corporate Culturalism as discussed by Hugh Willmott and Peter Fleming in their JMS Classics. Specifically, we talk about such things as newspeak and technology, as well as the inherent paradox of independence/autonomy critiqued in the articles!
E30: Corporate Culturalism (Part 1)
Please join us for this (much delayed) conversation about Hugh Willmott's extraordinarily interesting critique of corporate culturalism - a movement within management thought that sees organizational culture and normative control as the primary means of organizing a workforce! In the first part of the episode we work on developing a common footing and a deeper understanding of what corporate culturalism is, as well as provide some examples (like Uber) and offer reflections on how this...
Supplement to Episode 30
Listen to this supplement (that's right!) to get a glimpse of what we are going to be discussing with Peter Fleming next week!