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Reflections on Group & Organizations (2011)

Manfred Kets de Vries

Reflections on Group & Organizations

Reflections on Groups and Organisations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. This book examines concepts of organisational health, performance, and change. Material ranges from studies of high performance teams—based on time the author spent with the pygmies of central Africa—to the study of organisational stars, to the use of coaching interventions to improve personal and organisational functioning.

Kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processes that determine how organizations work within specific contexts, including family firms. He studies dysfunctional leader-follower relationships, downsizing, and organisational transformation. Kets de Vries also introduces his concept of the "authentizotic" organisation – a pleasant, healthy, well-functioning workplace.

Jossey-Bass, 2011

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