Sub-theme 20: Invisible/Silent Aspects of Change: The Role of Phronesis in Managing Organizational Change

Elena P. Antonacopoulou, University of Liverpool Management School, UK
Olav Eikeland, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Ingunn Hybertsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, H6
What is Phronesis?
Chair: Ingunn Dahler Hybertsen
Olav Eikeland
Introduction to the sub-theme and keynote presentation: What is Phronesis?
Sonja A. Sackmann
Living change – The power of philosophical stance, timed action and role modeling in achieving culture change
12:00–12:30: Discussion
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H6
Managers' Phronesis on Board
Chair: Olav Eikeland
Raymond Loohuis and Michel L. Ehrenhard
A temporal perspective on practical judgement: Exploring strategy making in unsettled times
Lena Hylving and Dina Koutsikouri
Phronesis and digital transformation: Going from physical to digital innovation practices
15:00–15:30: Discussion
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H6
Strategizing with Phronesis
Chair: Ingunn Dahler Hybertsen
Sven-Ove Horst and Dragan Djuric
Living change and letting strategy emerge! The power of phronesis to inform emergent strategizing
Kamalika Chakraborty, Biswatosh Saha and Nimruji Jammulamadaka
Re-embedding phronetic strategizing: The significance of ethics and power in phronesis
17:00–17:30: Discussion
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, H6
Phronesis in Professional & Organizational Contexts
Chair: Elena P. Antonacopoulou
Jill Schofield
Evidence, knowledge and gut instinct: Is Eupraxis threatened by evidence based medicine
Christa Amhøj
Welfare as affective co-motions: Experimentations with the vague and the emergence of the welfare organization as ecologies of sensible and powerful welfare experiences
10:00–10:30: Discussion
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, H6
Strategic Change & Phronesis
Chair: Ingunn Dahler Hybertsen
Martin Friesl and Winston Kwon
The strategic importance of top management resistance: Revisiting Alfred D. Chandler
Mette Vinther Larsen, Charlotte Øland Madsen and Jørgen Gulddahl Rasmussen
Invisible/silent aspects of change: The role of phronesis in managing organizations
15:00–15:30: Discussion
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H6
Leadership & Phronesis
Chair: Elena P. Antonacopoulou
Maurizio Floris and Suresh Cuganesan
Practical wisdom and leadership in delivering (… relatively …) silent major projects
Hortense Blazsin
The Challenger Launch decision. A case study of organizational deafness to practical wisdom
10:00–10:30: Discussion
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H6
Changing Change: The Role of Phronesis
Chair: Olav Eikeland
Stefan Konlechner, Wolfgang Güttel, Elisabeth Höfferer, Markus Latzke and Johannes Steyrer
Investigating failure in implementing a safety culture in the health care context: An analysis of the interplay between prospective sensemaking and ambiguity during change interventions
Elena P. Antonacopoulou and Alexandros Psychogios
Practising changing change: Phronesis in middle managers’ sensemaking
12:00–12:30: Discussion & wrap-up