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Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries

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One way of conceptualising the relationship of individuals, through their roles, to their various groupings (such as families, communities, and business and industrial enterprises) is to consider their political relatedness. This includes an exploration of organisational structures, management, and issues of responsibility, leadership, and authority. Beyond this, the Tavistock open systems approach has always held that unconscious social processes are of central importance in such explorations. The methodology of the approach, therefore, is one that encourages people to consider the unconscious in relation to the political dimensions of institutions, This involves people in examine a range of boundaries, such as those between the inner and outer worlds of the individual, between person and role, and between enterprise and environment. Also involved are less obvious boundaries - or limits, or distinctions - such as those between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos, innovation and destructiveness, reality and fantasy, and relationship and relatedness.

“This volume describes the educational approach of the Tavistock open systems mode of group relations training for exploring and interpreting”.

Karnac paperback. Multi-author book. In excellent condition with no marks and good binding. There is just the hint of a little wear of the bottom corner of the text block but otherwise this book is in “as new” condition.

Item details

Author(s):
W. Gordon Lawrence
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855752328
ISBN-13:
9781855752320
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries

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One way of conceptualising the relationship of individuals, through their roles, to their various groupings (such as families, communities, and business and industrial enterprises) is to consider their political relatedness. This includes an exploration of organisational structures, management, and issues of responsibility, leadership, and authority. Beyond this, the Tavistock open systems approach has always held that unconscious social processes are of central importance in such explorations. The methodology of the approach, therefore, is one that encourages people to consider the unconscious in relation to the political dimensions of institutions, This involves people in examine a range of boundaries, such as those between the inner and outer worlds of the individual, between person and role, and between enterprise and environment. Also involved are less obvious boundaries - or limits, or distinctions - such as those between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos, innovation and destructiveness, reality and fantasy, and relationship and relatedness.

“This volume describes the educational approach of the Tavistock open systems mode of group relations training for exploring and interpreting”.

Karnac paperback. Multi-author book. In excellent condition with no marks and good binding. There is just the hint of a little wear of the bottom corner of the text block but otherwise this book is in “as new” condition.

Author(s):
W. Gordon Lawrence
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855752328
ISBN-13:
9781855752320
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Exploring Individual and Organizational Boundaries

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