How Can We Help Advance the Future of Organizational Anthropology?

The future of organizational anthropology, a field I have identified with for over 20 years, has claimed more attention for me over the last year or two. One result has been two fascinating roundtable sessions I co-designed with colleagues* for conferences that brought together anthropologists working with organizations. While organizational anthropology has existed as a practice or sub-discipline for almost 50 years, this field has received less recent attention outside the academy than, say, design anthropology or user experience work. Yet there continues to be a community of people working with organizations across a variety of sectors—not-for-profit, healthcare, corporate, and [...]