Talking About Organizations
About This Show
Learn about key ideas and concepts in management and organization studies as four business scholars read and make sense of the thinking behind the way we all work today. Talking About Organizations is a discursive podcast where we talk about one book, journal article or idea per episode and try to understand it, its purpose and its impact. By joining us as we collectively tackle managerial and organizational problems, you get the full benefit of active and organic thinking as opposed to passive receiving that normally accompanies a monologue or a lecture. Subscribe to our feed and begin Talking About Organizations as we take on great management thinkers of past and present!
Most Recent Episode
E22: Organizations and Technology - Lucy Suchman
3 days ago
Please tune in for Episode 22 where we are joined by the fascinating Dr Barton Friedland to discuss Suchman’s book “Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Action” (2007) In it, she studied the interaction of humans with a state-of-art photocopier. Interestingly, Suchman's studies show that interaction problems are mostly due to the underpinning assumptions about users’ behavior. More specifically, her work questions the idea that human actions are merely based on the following of plans!
Rated 5 out of
This is a great podcast if you want to learn about management with minimum time investment! The conversation is engaging and covers a range of perspectives. It can get a bit too specialist now and again but overall is very accessible. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of
Insightful conversation and good perspective
I recently discovered this show and have been slowly working through the episodes. The discussion is highly informative and the hosts do well to bring a range of perspectives in. The 'live' aspect of it (emergent disagreements etc) is highly appealing too as this in no way feels like a b-school lecture. Highly recommend to anyone interested in management!
Date published: 2016-04-18