How Can We Create Collaborative Design Knowledge in Politicized Contexts?

  • Jone L. Pearce University of California, Irvine and London School of Economics and Political Science Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine
Keywords: Organization design, organizational politics, ambiguity, actionable knowledge, collaboration

Abstract

This commentary notes that the authors of the Special Issue propose that organization design knowledge will be more actionable if it is created in collaboration with the organization’s members. I draw attention to a risk in the co-creation of design knowledge: increasing the politicization of the already politically fraught process of organizational design. The reasons why collaborative design-knowledge creation may increase politicking are described, and ideas for managing it are suggested.
Published
2013-12-12
How to Cite
Pearce, J. (2013). How Can We Create Collaborative Design Knowledge in Politicized Contexts?. Journal of Organization Design, 2(3), 38-40. https://doi.org/10.7146/jod.15517
Section
Case Commentaries