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The Dynamics of Change
Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems

ISBN 9781780490601
Published January 1, 2013 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the hallmark or approaches of the Tavistock Institute—combining research in the social sciences with professional practice in organisational and social change. It shows how consultant and client system are partners in the process of organisational analysis and design.

Table of Contents

About the Author -- Introduction -- Psychotherapy in the Public Sector -- Psychiatric social work and general practice -- Counselling and psychotherapy in primary healthcare: key professional issues -- Ethical issues for psychotherapists working in organisations -- Group Relations -- Splits, extrusion and integration: the impact of “potential space” for group relations and sponsoring institutions -- Group relations conferences: reviewing and exploring theory, design, role-taking, and application -- From groups to group relations: Bion’s contribution to the Tavistock–“Leicester” conferences -- Organisational Development and Change Consultancy -- In search of the “structure that reflects”: promoting organisational reflection practices in a UK health authority -- Hopes, fears, and reality in a merger of two charities -- Boardroom Evaluation -- Corruption: aberration or an inevitable part of the human condition? Insights from a “Tavistock” approach -- Psychological and behavioural elements in board performance -- Inside the minds of the money minders: deciphering reflections on money, behaviour, and leadership in the financial crisis of 2007–2010 *

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