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A must-read new book Resounding: introducing an alternative metaphor for organization change

A must-read new book, Resounding: introducing an alternative metaphor for organization change

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Columbia University and board member of CMMi, reviews a must-read new book by Rik Spann (another board member) and Simon Martin. She says that the authors “ have given a gift to the world” in their innovative and thoughtful book that takes a fresh approach to the workings of organizations.

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New Working Papers series

New Working Papers series

We have started a new series of Working Papers, to highlight new developments in CMM and stimulate conversation. Our first paper, The Elephant in the Room: Righteous Minds and Cosmopolitan Communication, evaluates the moral psychology of Haidt using a communication perspective and taking into account insights from IPNB and developmental psychology.

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New publication on moral injury

New publication on moral injury

Bart Beuchner examines one of the best potential sources for learning about social systems and communication in conflict buried in “unheard” stories of returning military veterans—many of whom also suffer from the burden of moral conflicts encountered during service.

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Communication at the Crossroads: 2020 NCA Conference

Communication at the Crossroads: 2020 NCA Conference

This year's conference explored the intersection of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) theory with other disciplines and areas of scholarship and practice: including mental health, peacebuilding, and the enactment of socially responsible marketing by businesses. Each areas of exploration contained valuable lessons for rebuilding better post-COVID-19 social worlds.

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Making Better Social Worlds: Reviews

Making Better Social Worlds: Reviews "Probably the most important book of our era!" "Makes dense concepts and technical vocabulary accessible." "Clear, useful and written for anyone who wants to expand their horizons and develop practices for making better socials worlds." "I’d relish conversing about each chapter with a group of upper-division undergraduates, grad students, or community members." ... Read More

Sources of inspiration: The On Being project

Sources of inspiration We are part of a broad community of practitioners, researchers, scholars and students concerned with exploring what it means to be human and how we can make better social worlds. Here we offer an introduction to another member of this community and inspirational source for us all: The On Being project ... Read More

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