This special issue of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology focuses on the relationship between the person and the organization, and how this relationship is reflected in current organizational concerns. The journal takes a critical view of the social and psychological processes that take place in person-organization interactions. These processes might be rational, irrational, conscious or unconscious. The selection of articles reflects the viewpoint that contributions from all these levels are needed to reach a true understanding of what goes on between the individual and the organization.
G. Graversen, J. A. Johansson, The Individual and the Organization: Introducing the Theme. L.S. Vansina, The Individual in Organizations: Rediscovered or Lost Forever? P. Moxnes, Fantasies and Fairy Tales in Groups and Organizations: Bion's Basic Assumptions and the Deep Roles. R. Bouwen, Relational Construction of Meaning in Emerging Organization Contexts. I. Robertson, M. Callinan, Personality and Work Behaviour. A. Lord, J. Hartley, Organizational Commitment and Job Insecurity in a Changing Public Service Organization. U. Akerlund, T. Stjernberg, When Structure and Meaning Break Down: Taking Responsibility in Down-sizing. T. Kiefer, R.B. Briner, Managing Retirement: Re-thinking Links between Individual and Organization. B. Hesketh, G. Carsidine, Integrating Individual and Organizational Perspectives for Career Development and Change. G. Graversen, Processes of Organizational Divorce and Job Transition. J.A. Johansson, The Executive Manager and His Organization. Professional News Section will include following article: K. Lindstrom, R. Kalimo, Research and Practice of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Occupational Health Context in Finland.