Private Selves in Public Organizations: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Diagnosis and Change

Author(s) : Michael A. Diamond, Author(s) : Seth Allcorn

Private Selves in Public Organizations: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Diagnosis and Change

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  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : January 2009
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 228
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 28940
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230613096
  • ISBN 10 : 0230613098
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This book explores organizations as not simply rational, technological structures and networks for organizing people around tasks and services; it defines organizations as relational, experiential, and perceptual systems.

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Contents:
Dedication
Introduction
PART I: LAYERS OF EXPERIENCE
Boundaries and Surfaces
Silo Mentality
Organizational Change and the Analytic Third
Organizations as Defective Containers
PART II: MORAL VIOLENCE
Chaos and Complexity
Shame, Oppression and Persecution
PART III: SHARED EMOTIONS: TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTER-TRANSFERENCE
Perversions of Democracy
Immersion and Diagnosis
Conclusion: Human Nature and Organizational Silos
Bibliography


MICHAEL A. DIAMOND is Professor of Public Affairs, Associate Director for Academic Programs, and Director of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri. He is a founding member and past-president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

SETH ALLCORN is Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of New England. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

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