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The Unconscious at Work: A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life: Second Edition

The Unconscious at Work: A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life: Second Edition

Edited by Anton Obholzer, Vega Zagier Roberts

  • Paperback £28.14 (RRP : £29.99 save £1.85)

Why do our organizations so often seem to be less than the sum of their parts? What undermines effectiveness and morale, and gets in the way of achieving what we set out to do?

The Unconscious... (more)

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Edited by Susan Long, Julian Manley

  • Paperback £26.85 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.14)

The idea of social dreaming argues that dreams are relevant to the wider social sphere and have a collective resonance that goes beyond the personal narrative.

In this fascinating collection,... (more)

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

by Nicola Neath, Una McCluskey

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This book provides an account of how the 'Theory of Attachment-Based Exploratory Interest Sharing' (TABEIS) and the practice of Goal Corrected Empathic Attunement (GCEA) was used in a university... (more)

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Edited by John Newton, Burkard Sievers

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

Coaching In Depth introduces the reader to the management consultancy technique of Organizational Role Analysis (ORA); a technique with the immensely practical purpose of helping managers to stay “in... (more)

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm

Edited by David Armstrong, Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

This book revisits the theory of social systems as a defence against anxiety first set out by Elliott Jaques and Isabel Menzies Lyth in papers which they published in 1955 and 1960, and which have... (more)

Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organizations

Edited by Clare Huffington, William Halton

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The chapters contributed to this book have been written by the staff and associates of The Tavistock Consultancy Service, whose distinctive competence is in the human dimension of enterprise and the... (more)

Transforming Experience in Organisations: A Framework for Organisational Research and Consultancy

Transforming Experience in Organisations: A Framework for Organisational Research and Consultancy

Edited by Susan Long

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

This book explores a theoretical model – the Transforming Experience Framework (TEF) - used to understand the complexities and ambiguities of experience within organisational life. The TEF explores... (more)

Leading at All Levels: Using Systemic Ideas to Get the Most out of the Workplace

Leading at All Levels: Using Systemic Ideas to Get the Most out of the Workplace

by Annette MacArtain-Kerr

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

This is an innovative text which aims to make systemic ideas available to a wider market for the first time. A central theme is to get maximum benefit out of the workplace. These ideas will appeal... (more)

Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy

Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy

by David Armstrong

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

David Armstrong has been a leading figure internationally in the fields of organizational consultancy and group relations for many years. Robert French and Russ Vince have gathered together, for the... (more)

The Art of Dialogue in Coaching: Towards Transformative Exchange

The Art of Dialogue in Coaching: Towards Transformative Exchange

by Reinhard Stelter

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In The Art of Dialogue in Coaching, Reinhard Stelter invites readers to engage in transformative and fruitful dialogues in everyday working life, and provides the theory and tools for them to be able... (more)

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Workplace Bullying

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Workplace Bullying

by Sheila White

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This book gives in-depth insights into the core issues of workplace bullying from the perspectives of the individuals involved, their interpersonal relationships, the group dynamics and... (more)

Socioanalytic Methods: Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems

Socioanalytic Methods: Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems

Edited by Susan Long

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

Socioanalysis is the study of groups, organisations, and society using a systems psychoanalytic framework: looking beneath the surface (and the obvious) to see the underlying dynamics and how these... (more)

Trauma and Organizations

Trauma and Organizations

Edited by Earl Hopper

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

This collection of new contributions from psychoanalysts, group analysts and organisational consultants from Europe, Australia and the United States examines the patterns of conscious and unconscious... (more)

The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations: Integrating the Group Relations Approach, Psychoanalytic, and Open Systems Perspectives

The Systems Psychodynamics of Organizations: Integrating the Group Relations Approach, Psychoanalytic, and Open Systems Perspectives

Edited by Laurence J. Gould, Mark Stein

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

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... (more)

Global Leadership and Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work

Global Leadership and Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work

by Rachel Ellison

  • Paperback £20.23 (RRP : £21.99 save £1.76)

Global Leadership & Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work is a unique and personal look at coaching, leading and working internationally, bringing together inspiring, original and... (more)

The Tavistock Learning Group: Exploration Outside the Traditional Frame

The Tavistock Learning Group: Exploration Outside the Traditional Frame

by Clive Hazell, Mark Kiel

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

In The Tavistock Learning Group: Exploration Outside the Traditional Frame, authors Clive Hazell and Mark Kiel attempt to expand the heuristic, theoretical, and applied dimensions of Group Relations... (more)

Death and the City: On Loss, Mourning, and Melancholia at Work

Death and the City: On Loss, Mourning, and Melancholia at Work

by Susan Kahn

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Organisational collapse is part of our vernacular. Enron, Woolworths, Lehman’s, Bank of America, Rover, BOAC, Northern Rock – these failures are part of our cultural experience of work. At a time... (more)

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

by Karen Izod, Susan Rosina Whittle

  • Paperback £23.39 (RRP : £25.99 save £2.60)

Consultants and practitioners working with change can feel at a loss as to how to help their clients move forward. Organisations get stuck in routine ways even when they have innovations in mind.... (more)

The Art of Group Analysis in Organisations: The Use of Intuitive and Experiential Knowledge

The Art of Group Analysis in Organisations: The Use of Intuitive and Experiential Knowledge

by Gerhard Wilke

  • Paperback £26.67 (RRP : £26.99 save £0.32)

Leaders, teams and organisational consultants are faced with a situation of permanent transitions. The current world of organisations is full of beginnings and incomplete endings. The author assumes... (more)

The Body of the Organisation and its Health

The Body of the Organisation and its Health

by Richard Morgan-Jones

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

Using the frameworks of psychoanalysis, group relations, systemic organisational observation, consulting and research, this book explores the relationship between the health of the work force and the... (more)

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Executive Coaching: Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective

Edited by Halina Brunning

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

A collection of papers by well-known contemporary writers that describe their own models of coaching and their thoughts on the theoretical roots that underpin their thinking and coaching practice. (more)

Thinking About Institutions: Milieux and Madness

Thinking About Institutions: Milieux and Madness

by R.D. Hinshelwood

  • Paperback £24.99

In this book Hinshelwood examines how the internal world of the individual interplays with the external world of society. Contemporary social and psychological processes are discussed with particular... (more)

Containing Anxiety in Institutions: Selected Essays Volume 1

Containing Anxiety in Institutions: Selected Essays Volume 1

by Isabel Menzies Lyth

  • Paperback £18.95

This is a controversial collection, which makes available to a wider public an important part of the research tradition of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. The author extends her analytic... (more)

Relational Organisational Gestalt: An Emergent Approach to Organisational Development

Relational Organisational Gestalt: An Emergent Approach to Organisational Development

by Marie-Anne Chidiac

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

This book provides a comprehensive view of the application of Relational Gestalt theory to Organisation Development and change interventions in organisations.

Uncertainty and frequent change... (more)

True Tales of Organisational Life

True Tales of Organisational Life

by Barbara-Anne Wren

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

The context in which healthcare is delivered continues to be one of extreme organisational turbulence and increasing workload, factors that exacerbate the anxiety felt by staff about keeping... (more)

The Dynamics of Change: Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems

The Dynamics of Change: Tavistock Approaches to Improving Social Systems

by Mannie Sher

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

This book contains reflections of the most important theories and practices of the ‘Tavistock tradition’ over the past 80 to 90 years - psychoanalysis (the role of thought); socio-technical systems... (more)

The Reflective Citizen: Organizational and Social Dynamics

The Reflective Citizen: Organizational and Social Dynamics

Edited by Laurence J. Gould, Aideen Lucey

  • Paperback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

This is the first in a "Reflective Citizen" series, the intention being to develop volumes from the various OPUS (An Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society) activities which include... (more)

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries

Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life: Crossing Boundaries

by Mary B. McRae, Ellen L. Short

  • Paperback £51.32 (RRP : £52.00 save £0.68)

Offers a theoretical framework for understanding covert and overt processes in group and organizational life. Using psychoanalytic (interpersonal and relational) and systems theory, the book examines... (more)

Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions

Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions

Edited by Phil Hartley, David Kennard

  • Paperback £27.51 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.48)

Staff burnout and work-related stress in mental health professionals cost the National Health Service not only millions of pounds each year, but also impact upon the welfare of those being cared for.... (more)

Organizations Connected: A Handbook of Systemic Consultation

Organizations Connected: A Handbook of Systemic Consultation

Edited by David Campbell, Clare Huffington

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

In this book, each contributor describes the way they use the systemic model in their consultancy practice. Their key ideas are illustrated via a case example (or examples), where possible including... (more)

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