Stories affording new pathways: bridging the divide between aged and disability care

Patrick Dawson, Christopher Sykes, Peter McLean, Michael Zanko, Heather Marciano

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the early stages of change and the way that stories can open up forms of collaborative dialogue and creative thinking among divergent stakeholders on known but “intractable” problems by enabling multiple voices to be heard in the co-construction of future possibilities for change. The empirical focus is on a project undertaken by two organizations
located in Australia. The organizations – AAC, a large aged care provider and Southern Disability Services, a disability support service – collaborated with the researchers in identifying and re-characterizing the nature of the problem in the process of storying new pathways for tackling the transitioning needs of
people with intellectual disabilities into aged care services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-938
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • sensemaking
  • wicked problems
  • change
  • temporality
  • stories
  • age and disability care

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