Antenarrative inquiry is “the attempt to free stories from the linear sequence of beginning, middle, and end in narrative” (Jørgensen & Boje, 2009, p. 34) and invites storytellers to place a bet on the future(s) that they would like to
see come to fruition through their actions (Boje, 2011; Boje, Rosile, & Gardner, 2004; Jørgensen & Boje, 2009). As you
answer these questions, think about what future goals you want to achieve and work backwards from there.
Which SDGs connect to this new action you have identified in the final question of Part 2 (i.e., the one you stated you are most inspired to pursue)?
Note: Unsure of which UN SDGs apply to your new action? Reference the OLC Alignment Resource for Storying Digital Learning Change Work offered below on p. 10 of the OLC Framework for Storying Digital Learning Change Work. This resource document highlights the linkages between the SDGs and digital learning through different real-life examples offered by the authors of this framework.
List the SDGs that you identified and answer the following questions for each. Note: You can engage cyclically in this process as many times as you like but try to start with one SDG and move from there.
- How might new action bring about the aspirational vision of the world as contextualized by this SDG?
- Who will be responsible?
- What opportunities exist for collaboration?
- Who will be affected?
- Who will maintain the action?
- What may success look like?
- What may impede success?
- How will you collect feedback?
- What ongoing resources are needed?
- If desirable, how may new action be sustained?
What is the optimal artifact (given time, constraints, resources, etc.) that you can develop in support of this action? Note: We encourage you to consider how you might collaboratively design and create/build a change-oriented asset. This might be a resource, a proposal, a detailed strategic plan, etc. that you provide as an aid to your community specifically. Also consider sharing this out more broadly with other communities in support of addressing similar or related challenges.
- What testing protocols can be created to collect feedback on your artifact and its efficacy and impact? Who are the specific stakeholders or community members that would be important to provide feedback on your action plan/work?
- Reflect on the process of using this framework thus far – how did your perspectives or ideas shift and/or become more grounded by reflecting on change work through the lends of the SDGs?
- What new ideas emerged through engaging with this storytelling framework? This might include connections or linkages to other projects, partners, collaborations, and resources
Thinking ahead to the point of creation of your artifact, how will you present it to your community and publicly share it as an asset?
- Where will you share it? Do the spaces currently exist or will they need to be created?
- How will members of your community be able to access the artifact?
- What planning needs to occur to maintain the quality, relevance, and impact of the artifact?
- How will you continuously improve the artifact over time?
Boje, D. M. (2011). Introduction to agential antenarratives that shape the future of organizations. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook, 19–38.
Boje, D. M., Rosile, G. A., & Gardner, C. L. (2004). Antenarratives, narratives and anaemic stories. Paper for the All Academy Symposium. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.536.1516&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Jørgensen, K. M. & Boje, D. M. (2009). Genealogies of becoming - antenarrative inquiry in organizations. Tamara Journal, 8(1), 32- 48.