Appreciative surprise: A strategic approach to generating reflexive responses to meet the challenges of 21st-century corporate citizenship

Johnston, E. & Kortens, A (2010) Appreciative surprise: A strategic approach to generating reflexive responses to meet the challenges of 21st-century corporate citizenship. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (37) 55-68. Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/497194054?accountid=458

Abstract: 

This article describes a new approach that incorporates vocabulary and tools from design and the arts to nurture iterative, reflexive learning in a managerial context. Opportunities for deep learning and innovation emerge when a moment of surprise challenges normative beliefs. Such learning has variously been described as double- or triple-loop learning, critical reflection, abductive logic, critical reflexivity, presencing, or mindful learning. Management literature has highlighted learning models yet failed to provide mechanics or integrate interdisciplinary learning. Alternatively, applying visual vocabulary, tools and processes of thumbnailing, figure ground, edge and gestalt analysis could expand a manager’s capacity to respond to adaptive challenges of corporate citizenship

 

Keywords:
Critical thinking, Creative leadership, Confirmation bias, Critical and Reflexive practitioner, Triple loop thinking, Mindful learning, Appreciative surprise,  Adult learning, Imaginative capacity,  design capacity, Management Education

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
JOhnston, E. & Kortens.A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Journal of Corporate Citizenship
Volume: 
37
Pages: 
55-68
Date Published: 
Monday, May 31, 2010
Publication Language: 
English

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