Strategic Communication

The Role of Polyphony in Management Team Meetings

Authored by: Helle Kryger Aggerholm , Christa Thomsen

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415530019
eBook ISBN: 9780203094440
Adobe ISBN: 9781136207129

10.4324/9780203094440.ch11

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Abstract

Strategy has been defined as “situated, socially accomplished activity” (Jarzabkowski, Balogun, & Seidl, 2007, pp. 7–8), who go on to state that “strategizing comprises those actions, interactions and negotiations of multiple actors and the situated practices that they draw upon in accomplishing that activity.” Strategy work is thus connected with particular types of practices, such as strategy meetings (Jarzabkowski & Seidl, 2008) and strategy workshops (Prashantham, Bourque, Floyd, & Johnson, 2010; Seidl, MacIntosh & MacLean, 2006; Schwarz, 2009), which can be understood as focal points for the strategic activities of organizational members (Jarzabkowski & Seidl, 2008). One recommendation for analyzing strategic communication as a situated, socially accomplished activity is to focus on management teams and their communicative activities and practices in relation to strategy formulation (Jarzabkowski & Seidl, 2008).

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