Learning from sociability-intensive organizations: An ethnographic study in a coffee organization

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Learning from sociability-intensive organizations: An ethnographic study in a coffee organization

Ano: 2019 | Volume: 16 | Número: 4
Autores: L. Fantinel, E. P. B. Davel
Autor Correspondente: L Fantinel | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: sociability-intensive organizations, sociability, ethnography, organizational space, coffee organization

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Sociability is quintessential to some types of organizations, such as cafes, clubs, sports associations, gyms, bars, nightclubs, and festivals. If sociability is broadly theorized and discussed in the Social Sciences, it is indirectly, fragmentally, and diffusely considered in Organization Studies. Our study aims to theorize on the centrality of sociability within organizations by developing the concept of sociability-intensive organization and by discussing its effects in terms of organizing and organizational space. We have produced three main conceptual axis: relation, experiences of space, and ambience. Based on an ethnographic study, sociability-intensive organizations are conceptualized from three organizing processes: the fabrication of spontaneity, the fluidity of spatiality, and the fertilization of dialogue. These processes emerge from the ethnographic interpretation and contribute to theorize sociability as a paramount key for understanding organizations.