publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Open Strategy-Making at the Wikimedia Foundation: A Dialogic Perspective:

Heracleous, Loizos Th.; Gößwein, Julia; Beaudette, Philippe;
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  • Published: 09 Jun 2017 Journal: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, volume 54, pages 5-35 (issn: 0021-8863, eissn: 1552-6879, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Dialogue is essential to open strategy processes, yet these processes have not been researched from a dialogic perspective. We therefore ask the question: What is the role of dialogue in open strategy processes? Our study of the development of Wikimedia’s 5-year strategy plan through an open strategy process reveals the endemic nature of tensions occasioned by the intersection of dialogue as an emergent, nonhierarchical practice, and strategy, as a practice that requires direction, focus, and alignment. Furthermore, our study suggests that context matters to both dialogic and open strategy processes and challenges universalist features of dialogue. Specifically,...
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Dialogic, Psychology, Ask price, Pedagogy, Open strategy, HD
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