Adaptation and Innovation: Theory, Design and Role-Taking in Group Relations Conferences and their Applications

Editor : Eliat Aram, Editor : Avi Nutkevitch, Editor : Robert Baxter

Adaptation and Innovation: Theory, Design and Role-Taking in Group Relations Conferences and their Applications

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 280
  • Category :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 27807
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855756779
  • ISBN 10 : 1855756773

Reviews and Endorsements

'The notion of identity of an organization or an enterprise answers the questions 'who are we?' or 'what do we want to be?' We assume that these two sets of images and definitions - the internal ones and the external ones - are reciprocally influencing each other, both consciously and unconsciously, and are thus related to the formation and development of the organizational identity.
This identity is a dynamic process that evolves and devolves over time and can be a source of some stability and coherence for those who depend on it. It is defined and perceived by its management and members influences continuously its decisions both in the short and in the long run. It is therefore a heuristic concept - like a primary task - that serves as a compass for structuring, designing, managing and planning for the future.'
- From the Introduction

'Adaptation and innovation require a considerable emotional resilience in the face of uncertainty. This book provides a fascinating lesson in understanding and coping with the management of high levels of anxiety in the entrepreneurial activity of developing group relations in other countries.'
- Olya Khaleelee, Corporate Psychologist, Pintab Associates, Group and Organisational Consultant, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

'With memory and desire, I looked into the heart of international innovations here. This book arouses in one the willingness to reconsider beloved traditions and the courage to bear the excitement of the new. Inspiring!'
- Kathleen Pogue White, PhD, Psychoanalyst, Leadership Development Consultant, Executive Coach

'This exploration of the theme of "adaptation and innovation" draws vital attention to the exacting, complex and paradoxical nature of the evolution of group relations: continually adapting to what is "known" inside and outside assumed boundaries. At the same time, challenging them, venturing into the unknown and, indeed, into the realm of the unknowable. This is the primary challenge exemplified in this volume.'
- Dr Allan Shafer, Clinical Psychologist and Socio-Analyst

-Adaptation and Innovation in Theory
-Adaptation and Innovation in Design
-Adaptation and Innovation in Role Taking and Application

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