This book introduces the work of a number of leading scholars interested in the clinical approach to organisational analysis. The book will help the human resource management professional to design organisations that work and to introduce more realistic organisational systems and structures. For the student of management, the book provides a deeper understanding of human motivation and action within organisations. It helps in identifying the paradoxical rationale behind irrational behaviour, and consequently furthers the development of more realistic models of organisational functioning.
The author suggests ways in which management consultants can improve their handling of organisational diagnosis, intervention, and change processes and shows how mental health professionals, such as industrial and organisational psychologists, organizational sociologists, industrial social workers, occupational psychiatrists, and clinical organizational psychologists can assist their clients in diffusing irrational behavior and stress in organizations.vFinally, this book will help the enlightened business practitioner who wants to deepen his or her understanding of organizational decision-making, culture, leadership style, organizational stress, and the general individual-organization interface.
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This book sets out to change people and organisations for the better, by revealing the ‘dark side’ of leadership behaviour and its impact on performance.
Published on 12 Jul, 2006
"Unconscious dynamics and impact on organisational life"
In this article the argument is made that unconscious dynamics have a significant impact on life in organisations.
Published on 1 Apr, 2004
This book presents eclectic advice on how things really work in organisations, by combining the dismal science of management and the impossible profession of psychoanalysis.
Published on 16 Aug, 1995
The objective of this book is to develop a theory of organizational functioning as viewed from a clinical perspective. For that purpose psychoanalytic concepts are applied to the study of leadership behavior, organizational stress, work disorders, career, power, and authority.
Published on 27 Feb, 2009
"A look at a clinically oriented consultation"
This article addresses the subject of clinically oriented consultation in the workplace, offering an example of an intervention to illustrate the limitations of more traditional, rational forms of organisational consultation.
Published on 17 Nov, 2005
This book explores the role of power in organisations.
Published on 1 Aug, 1975
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge in the field of psychoanalytic character studies.
Published on 13 Nov, 1991
"Applying a psycho- dynamic lens to org studies"
A chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition on using a psychpdynamic lens to the study of organisational phenomenon.
Published on 24 Apr, 2015
Struggling with the Demon examines the search for meaning in human activity and highlights the values that foster commitment and involvement and, ultimately, success.
Published on 1 Jan, 2001
At this critical junction in the history of humankind, leaders that are proficient in magical thinking aren’t going to solve our problems. Creating alternative realities is not the answer. We need a very different kind of leadership―leaders who can resist the calls of regression and whose outlook is firmly based in reality. We need leaders who analyse and draw conclusions from, or use their own experiences as a development tool, face their strengths and weaknesses, and critique their own experiences in order to build new understandings.
Published on 30 Nov, 2020