An organization is “a network of intersubjectively shared meanings that are sustained through the development and use of a common language and everyday social interaction.”
- Intersubjectivity of shared meanings
- Common language
- Social Interaction
What a person does is contingent.
A significant portion of the organizational environment consists of nothing more than talk, symbols, promises, lies, interests, attention, threats, agreements, expectations, memories, rumors, indicators, supporters, detractors, faith, suspicion, trust, appearances, loyalties, and commitments. … Words induce stable connections, establish stable entities to which people can orient, bind people's time to projects, and signify important information. Agreement on a label that sticks is as constant a connection as any likely to be found in an organization.