Auxiliary resources for making sense of the distant future
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OMT Research Development Workshop: Building Impactful Theory
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The present research focuses on a subset of these sociomaterial auxiliary resources and investigates what role these resources play when actors try to make sense of a distant future, one that is distinctly absolved of continuity with the present (Augustine et al 2019). Within such a world, actors demand, utilize, and produce highly fictionalized multimodal representations (in the sense that they are a (re)combination of concepts, stories, and assumptions) of imagined future states with their purpose to enable interpretation and sensemaking processes in line with the two core tenets of sensemaking, namely ?understanding how to go on? in contexts of uncertainty and ambiguity (Shotter, 2006, p. 587) and, subsequently, for answering the question ?what do I do next?? (Weick, Sutcliffe and Obstfeld (2005, p. 412).