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Dialogic Organization Development by Gervase R. Bushe, Robert J. Marshak, Edgar H. Schein

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16Coaching from a Dialogic OD Paradigm

Chené Swart

Welcome to an exploration and unpacking of the possibilities and practices of Dialogic OD in the field of coaching. This chapter is informed by narrative practices (White and Epston, 1990; Swart, 2013) that grow from social constructionist (Burr, 1995; Gergen, 1994; Gergen and Gergen, 2003) and poststructuralist (Foucault, 1977, 1980) ideas within the postmodern paradigm. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss similar and supporting ideas.

We will explore questions like: What is a narrative? Why do narratives matter? What is coaching within this understanding? How does narrative coaching work? How does narrative coaching fit in Dialogic OD? What are the outcomes of these collaborative coaching journeys? How ...

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