Acting is analyzing: Performative inquiries within organizations

  • Thomas Duschlbauer St. Pölten School of Applied Sciences
Keywords: performativity, imitation, organization, affect, mannerism, change


The performative inquiry is a way of dealing with what now is called VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) in general. This approach enables us to generate a co-creative methodology that will allow us to gain insights by means of a participatory process or to give greater acceptance to individual insights. It does not prescribe analyses before action; instead, it sees action, trial, and improvisation as analysis per se – out of which the extent of the scope of action of an individual or of a group of people can be judged too.

5.3 Emotions within and between Organizations