Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Editor : John Newton, Editor : Burkard Sievers, Editor : Susan Long

Coaching in Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 214
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 21864
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753280
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753286
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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 role and on task”. The ORA method is grounded in a process of consultation that derives from the conjunction of open systems theory and psychodynamic understandings of human behaviour. It enables the collaborative resolution of the mental and emotional tensions represented in the client’s work role as he/she strives to manage the dynamics between their organization-in-the-mind and the organization-in-reality.

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'This book represents a major advance in our knowledge about coaching and coaching practice. By integrating multiple levels of experience - from the broad systemic forces to the deep inner dynamics - the authors deepen our understanding of coaching and extend our ability to help managers/executives be more effective.'
- Dr James Krantz, President-elect, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations; Principal, Nautilus Consulting Group, New York

'An idea whose time has come. This book will become a classic. For years an international professional and academic community has consistently worked in depth with Organizational Role Analysis (ORA), which, with this book, has ‘come out’ into the mainstream of organizational coaching, managing, consulting. In this it contributes to a wider important recent literature drawing on psychoanalytic, systems and group relations contributions to organizational effectiveness. [...] The book itself exemplifi es the collaborative nature of ORA, moving beyond traditional hierarchies into a joint engagement in a common task, from different roles (author and reader in this case).'
- Dr Erika Stern, Leader of psychoanalytically-based Executive Masters Programmes, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University

About the Editor(s)

John Newton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Organization Dynamics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Australia, where he is the founding director of graduate programmes in Organizational Dynamics. A member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, his work as an educator, consultant, and action researcher is characterized by his interest in learning from experience.

Burkard Sievers is Professor emeritus for Organization Development in the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany and Past President ISPSO.

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Susan Long supervises research students and conducts organisational research at a variety of universities including INSEAD in Singapore, MEICAT, University of Melbourne, University of Divinity in Melbourne and Crossfields. As an organisational consultant in private practice she works with organisational change, executive coaching, board development, role analysis, team development and management training. She originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. Her experience of working with people as individuals and in groups and organisations gives her a broad perspective on management practices.

Susan’s capacity as a teacher and organizational consultant/ researcher has led her to be invited onto the boards of prestigious organizations and elected onto the committees of professional bodies. She is a Faculty Member in the Grubb School of Organisational Analysis. She is a member of the Board of the Judicial College of Victoria and of Comcare’s advisory board for the Center of Excellence for Research into Mental Health at Work. She was the founding President of Group Relations Australia and a past president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations. Her participative action research has attracted grants through the Australian research Council and industry. She has published six books and many journal articles.

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