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I am often asked, “what is organizational aesthetics?” I usually start my answer by talking about the use of arts-based methods within organizations. Then, if there is still interest I gradually make my way to taking an aesthetic perspective on organizations and organizational phenomena and if there is still interest we end up in a discussion about epistemology, art, and the meaning of life. But I almost never tell my story, the story of what organizational aesthetics means to me.



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