Relational practices, participative organizing A thought-provoking book on the role of relational practices and the processes of organizing In 1995, Peter Dachler, together with Dian Marie Hosking and Kenneth Gergen introduced social constructionist thinking to management and organization in their book: Management and Organization: Relational Alternatives to Individualism. Fifteen years later, the developed and deepened views on this relational perspective on organizing have been brought together in a new edited collection with contributions by René Bouwen, Peter Dachler, Stephen Fineman, Ronald Fry, Yiannis Gabriel, Kenneth Gergen, Mary Gergen, Barbara Gray, Dian Marie Hosking, Johan Hovelynck, Nancy Koury King, Alexander Maas, Arie Rip, Keijo Räsanen, Paul Sali-pante, Sandra Schruijer, John Shotter, Johannes Stravers, Frans Baar and Chris Blan-tern. This book focuses on the concept and role of relational practices as a way to understand and study processes of organizing. Relational practices are conceived as an ongoing, everyday accomplishment resulting in more participative ways of organizing. Participative organizing works from and with the multiplicity inherent in processes of becoming; it reflects upon and experiments with how the implied diversity can provide the potential for defining and redefining realities. Through reflective essays and empirical research examples, this book illustrates that relational practices of everyday, organizational life are strongly entangled with emotional, embodied and aesthetical processes. Rethinking the relationship between theory and practice, invention and intervention, the book offers a different outlook for how the practice of organizing and the organizing of practice can be accomplished in the years to come.