Organizing and the process of sensemaking
This article provides an overview of how organizational theory can engage with the concept of sensemaking: the process by which we respond to disruptions in our environment, develop some explanation for it, choose a response, and then proceed.
Theoretical and practical relevance:
The statement of theory is clear, useful, and insightful. The ideas systematized and discussed in this article provide a useful series of considerations for explaining how people respond to change and challenging situations, as well as how organizations manage to be both stable and evolve over time.