Assignment on the Sense-Making Framework


Professional Assignment 2 – CLO 4 

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Identify a current change in an organization with which you are familiar. Alternatively, identify a current public issue about which “something must be done.” In relation to the change issue, think about what sense-making changes might need to be enacted and how you would go about doing this. Assess this in terms of the eight elements of the sense-making framework suggested by Helms Mills and as set out in Table 9.7:

• Identity construction

• Social sense-making

• Extracted cues

• Ongoing sense-making

• Retrospection

• Plausibility

• Enactment

• Projection

What ones did you feel you might have the most/least control over? Why? What implications does this have for adopting a sense-making approach to organizational change? Prepare a 2 – 3 page document (it can be more) with your answers and thoughts in APA format.

*Please refer to the Grading Criteria for Professional Assignments on page 9 of the syllabus for specific guidelines and expectations (Remember, you will need at least eight (8) peer-reviewed sources plus the textbook as a minimum).


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