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Volume: 1, Issue 3
Dialog is an important and often overlooked managerial tool. While little of the traditional organization science literature as yet delves into dialog, the same cannot be said for the more philosophical literature found in the humanities. This article intends to conduct a preliminary exploration of the constituents of dialog, described as the dialectics of content and process, each of which is constituted by two other, dialectically related elements, direction and space or silence and proximity. De Weerdt uses the notion of dialog to mean a way of interacting that facilitates the construction of meaning. Such construction is a managerial tool that is presently attracting more attention in practice and from academics.