Taking Positions in the Organization

Author(s) : David Campbell, Author(s) : Marianne Groenbaek

Taking Positions in the Organization

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 22704
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753846
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753847

Reviews and Endorsements

'The consultants, David Campbell and Marianne Groenbaek, bring to organizations a new way of thinking that invites the workplace to be inspirational and innovative in its approach to resolving workplace problems. The model of Semantic Polarities presented in this book has application in any instance in which communication is stuck in opposing certainties, trenchant truths, or the inherent belief that one is 'right' and the other 'wrong'. But the seduction of the book lies in the simplicity of its solutions, the accessibility of its ideas and the practical way it can help people to understand why they behave the way they do in the workplace and how behaviour changes when thinking changes.'
- Marie Murray, Director of Psychology, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin and Irish Times Health Supplement Columnist

'Here is a rich treasury of experience, collaboration and presentation for managers, organizational staff, leaders and organizational cultures. The authors, coming from two different cultures, Danish and English, blend together their experiences of working in organizations creatively. Complexity is honoured and ways of going on productively are created. The practice examples are inspiring, making it possible to work in similar ways without difficulty. So it becomes like a handbook. This book is for living with. I can imagine referring to it again and again to learn ways of giving working people energy and direction to go forward in fruitful ways.'
- Peter Lang, Co-Director, KCC Foundation

'This book is an important contribution to the increasingly significant social constructionist school within systems thinking. Semantic Polarities can be employed to encourage productive conversations in organizations leading to win-win outcomes and the generation of creative ways forward.'
- Michael C. Jackson, Professor of Management Systems; Dean, Hull University Business School

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