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Cultivating communities of practice within not-for-profit organisations through the seeding of language

Third Sector Review
Volume 19 Issue 1 (2013)

Abstract: There is limited research available that examines the effective management of high staff turnover in not-for-profit organisations. This paper draws on two distinct research studies to provide a conceptual understanding of how not-for-profit firms may be able to more effectively manage the issue of high staff turnover. Drawing on the framework of communities of practice, this paper asserts that language may be used to accelerate the development of mutuality within organisation teams. Such mutuality is a critical factor in the emergence of communities of practice, which have been linked to improved organisational performance. The paper highlights both the implications for practice and ways in which future research might extend this field.

To cite this article: Chapman, Geoffrey R and Gould, Ryan B. Cultivating communities of practice within not-for-profit organisations through the seeding of language [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013: 75-95. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=568680838815140;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 29 Apr 17].

Personal Author: Chapman, Geoffrey R; Gould, Ryan B; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013: 75-95 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Nonprofit organizations--Management; Labor turnover; Management--Employee participation; Communities of practice; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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