Massive social changes have brought prosperity to many groups and nations. Technological developments continue to facilitate the transformation of our lives. More employees are working in teams connected technologically throughout the world. Many have participated in some times disconnected discussions involving managers on different continents. How we understand the dynamics of such virtual environments are challenges for workers and managers. Institutional transformation often involves a process of continuous change, which is both exciting and challenging and calls for flexbility on the part of the employees and executives. This book combines psychodynamic, small group and social systems theories in addressing consultations in various countries. The authors, from India, Australia, England and the United States, provide rich case material as well as theoretical background in explicating current consultations. It will appeal to executive coaches, organizational consultants, NGOs, specialists in finances and management, human relations and those interested in third world development.
Table of Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSCONTRIBUTORS INTRODUCTION - Edward B. KleinCHAPTER ONE: Applying systems psychodynamics in an organizational consultation - Edward B. KleinCHAPTER TWO: Whose globe is it, anyway? - Rosemary Viswanath and Gouranga P. ChattopadhyayCHAPTER THREE: The dance of globalization: learning, thinking and balance - Kenwyn K. SmithCHAPTER FOUR: Coping with unpredictability and conflict: managing in a global economy - Lionel F. StapleyCHAPTER FIVE: Management's fear of market demands: a psychodynamic exploration - James Dalgleish and Susan LongCHAPTER SIX: Global identity and the superordinate task - Larry W. PenwellCHAPTER SEVEN: C'est la vie: creating a French family business to serve the global information society - Faith GabelnickCHAPTER EIGHT: The complexity of leadership: the complexity of the organizational self - Marc Maltz and Kenneth WittCHAPTER NINE: [Re]thinking leadership in a global economy - Amy L. FraherAFTERWORD - Edward B. KleinREFERENCES INDEX