Our words generate action, imbuing them with ramifications. Stories are made up of words and are told in organizations continually. They have the power to direct our actions and in turn, our organizations. We can choose to tell stories of blame, despair, futility or stories of hope, joy, triumph. Which stories we choose to tell matters. They have the power to shatter or transform people and organizations. This paper explores storytelling in organizations from the social constructionist and positive organizational scholarship perspectives.
Norum, Karen E.
"Stories to Transform, Not Shatter: Mr. Peabody's Advice for Organizations,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
2, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol2/iss2/7