The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations
Integrating the Group Relations Approach, Psychoanalytic, and Open Systems Perspectives
This authoritative source book on the learning and creative application of the systems psychodynamic perspective defines the field, presenting the key concepts, models, and social methodologies that derive from it, together with their theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in psychoanalysis, group relations and open systems theory.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Applying Learning from Experience: The Intersection of Psychoanalysis and Organizational Role Consultation -- The Exercise of Authority in a Dependent Context -- An Organization Looks at Itself: Psychoanalytic and Group Relations Perspectives on Facilitating Organizational Transition -- Complexity at the “Edge” of the Basic-Assumption Group -- Enemies Within and Without: Paranoia and Regression in Groups and Organizations -- Dilemmas of Organizational Change: A Systems Psychodynamic Perspective -- A Large-System Intervention: The Influence of Organisational Culture -- Institutional Learning as Chief Executive -- The Leader, the Unconscious, and the Management of the Organisation