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Title The unconscious at work : a Tavistock approach to making sense of organizational life / edited by Anton Obholzer and Vega Zagier Roberts.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Edition Second edition.
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 KEMH Library  HD 58.7 UNC 2019    AVAILABLE


Phys. Description xxiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Note Revised edition of The Unconscious at work, 1994.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Conceptual Framework -- Some unconscious aspects of organizational life: contributions from psychoanalysis -- The dangers of contagion -- The unconscious at work in groups and teams: contributions from the work of Wilfred Bion -- The organization of work: contributions from open systems theory -- Authority, power and leadership: contributions from group relations training -- Changing the stories we are 'in': power, purpose and organization-in-the-mind -- Part II: The unconscious at work in human service organizations -- Part IIa: Working with people in distress -- Attending to emotional issues on a special care baby unit -- Containing anxiety in work with damaged children -- Fragmentation and integration in a school for children with physical disabilities -- Where angels fear to tread: idealism, despondency and inhibition of thought in hospital nursing -- Till death do us part: caring and uncaring in work with older people -- Working with dying people: on being good enough -- Part IIb: Challenges, crisis and change -- The self-assigned impossible task -- Institutional chaos and personal stress -- The troublesome individual and the troubled institution -- Finding a voice: differentiation, representation and empowerment in organizations under threat – Conflict and collaboration: managing intergroup relations – Managing social anxieties in public sector organisations – Part III: The unconscious at work in business organizations – Family patterns at work: how casting light on shadows of the past can enhance leadership in the present – Feelings as data – The myth of rationality: why change efforts so often fail – Navigating roles in complex systems – Beyond the individual: reframing blame and responsibility for ‘rogue’ behaviour in the financial services industry – From managing to leading organizations in their contexts.
Subject Workforce.
Organizational Culture.
Systems theory.
Other Number 2018046804
Alt Author Obholzer, Anton, 1938-, editor.
Roberts, Vega Zagier, 1948-, editor.
Tavistock Clinic "Consulting to Institutions" Workshop.
ISBN 9780815361343