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Karl weick’s sense making model final


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Karl weick’s sense making model final

  1. 1. Karl weick’s Sense-making Model<br />Kayo Ichimura Tracy<br />COMM303 Introduction to Organizational Communication<br />
  2. 2. Weick’s opinion about the organization<br />Organization could be…<br />In complex and unpredictable environment<br />The job of the organization <br />Making sense of the environments<br />How?<br />Through interaction =“equivocal reduction”<br />
  3. 3. Equivocal Situation<br />The situation/ event happens<br /> Interpreted in different ways <br />How to reduce the difference<br /> Weick’s approach<br />There could be misunderstanding!<br />
  4. 4. Weick’s model of organizing<br />Enactment---creates environments<br />Selection---collective sense making<br />Retention---reinforces selections and options<br />
  5. 5. Weick’s extension of the model<br />Retrospective Sense Making<br />Loose Coupling<br />Partial Inclusion<br />
  6. 6. Retrospective Sense Making<br />They plan first<br />Act according to their plan<br />People think…<br />Weick says…<br />People act first<br />Examine their action<br />“Recipe”<br />You don’t see till it’s done<br />then<br />then<br />
  7. 7. Recipe:7 properties of sense making<br />Identity construction<br />Retrospection<br />Enactment<br />Socialization<br />Continuation<br />Extracted cues<br />Plausibility<br />
  8. 8. Loose Coupling<br />Less connection between coworkers<br />Less success<br />Less connection<br />Less relying<br />More flexibility<br />More success<br />People think…<br />Weick’s opinion is…<br />
  9. 9. Partial Inclusion: balance between work and other activities<br />Everyone is in multiple systems<br />(e.g. workplace, home, church, and sports)<br />Amount of commitment to workplace<br />changes<br />The employer consider about this!<br />