‘The Resonant Organization in a Digital Age’

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Abstract

There are many different metaphors, which help us make sense of the complex and ambiguous nature of organizations and organizing. In this paper I will discuss another one: resonance. The concept of resonance used in this short paper is inspired by the work of sociologist Hartmut Rosa who argues that a ‘good life’ hinges on a responsive, resonant relationship to the world. Departing from his theory, which I briefly outline in this paper, my aim is to explore if and how his concept has any value to understand and shape the digitalization of organizations. I will present some empirical cases of potentially resonant but also non-resonant ways of digitalizing organizations and discuss what those might tell us about potentials and pitfalls of trying to make organizations digitalizable and resonant.

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  • Business Administration
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventMaking Organizations Digitizable - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2019 Apr 32019 Apr 4

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ConferenceMaking Organizations Digitizable
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period2019/04/032019/04/04