Given the focus of this year’s WOA, key questions prompt us to ask: (how) is it possible to find a balance between efficiency and equity, between control and chaos, between the pursuit of organizational goals and meaningful individual action? What is the role of ‘mediating entities’ (e.g., communities, groups, the civil society) in this process? What is the role of ‘intermediary bodies’ (unions, professional associations, governmental or public bodies) in negotiating meaning and norms between organizations and a new individual(ism)? What is the role of organizational artefacts such as structures, routines, praxes, and tangible and intangible elements of organizational culture in the individual and collective sense-making and meaning-making processes?
We encourage organizational scholars participating to the 2021 WOA in Genoa to contribute with new empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives