Humanness in Organisations: A Psychodynamic Contribution

Editor : Leopold Vansina

Humanness in Organisations: A Psychodynamic Contribution

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 33867
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491936
  • ISBN 10 : 178049193X

Reviews and Endorsements

‘In this book, the psychodynamic perspective is used as an invitation for practitioners and scholars to behave as reflective citizens. Promoting self-awareness and critical thinking, and providing “actionable knowledge”, it is a stimulating collection of papers on what is going on in society and organisations.’
- Bertrand Moingeon, Professor and Deputy Dean, HEC Paris School of Management

‘This ambitious volume seeks to raise awareness and provide the reader with opportunities to reflect on the darker side of the effects of the current environment. Especially those changes brought about by information technology, educational and managerial research and practice, and individualisation in society. Taking a truly eclectic approach, the enlightening contributions of the international authors explore aspects of this complex and unpredictable environment from their own particular experiences in a revealing and engaged manner. The result is a volume that invites the reader to move from a more comfortable non-reflective space, to a consideration of the inhumanity existing in our world, and the part that we all play in creating this inhumanity.’
- Dr Lionel F Stapley, organisational consultant and Director of OPUS

‘I am inspired by Humanness in Organizations at a moment I need inspiration. I find myself lamenting the huge step backward taken during the economic downturn: the subjugation of people to profit. Or, dare I say it, the subjugation of humanness to profit. What untold wonders of human achievement, of fairness and well-being are lost to greed? Leopold and friends inspire me with a much better analysis of the situation and a much better question: will I help foster humanness in organizations or just lament its passing? I’m in. When you read Humanness in Organizations you will be in too.’
- Walter McFarland, 2013 Board Chair of the American Society for Training and Development

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