Archive | Oct, 2010

Understanding Organizational Culture as the Quality of Workplace Subjectivity

Understanding Organizational Culture as the Quality of Workplace Subjectivity

Oct 27th, 2010No Comments

“The theory includes three forms of subjective experience, psychodynamics, and psychological defenses-presubjective, intrasubjective, and intersubjective.”

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

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

Oct 25th, 2010No Comments

In this article James Glass reviews the latest book from Michael Diamond and Seth Allcorn. He discusses the authors’ unique perspective of organizations and the individuals within them “that moves beyond the structural or functional approach.”

The Methodology of Participant Observation

The Methodology of Participant Observation

Oct 21st, 2010No Comments

This article examines the challenges that participant-observation faces as a methodology in light of “the scientific perspectives and standards of research.”

One Foot In, One Foot Out: The Paradox of Participant-Observation

One Foot In, One Foot Out: The Paradox of Participant-Observation

Oct 18th, 20101 Comment

“Participant-observation is a dynamic concept for thinking about the role of the researcher inside organizations.”

On Three Forms of Thinking: Magical Thinking, Dream Thinking, and Transformative Thinking

On Three Forms of Thinking: Magical Thinking, Dream Thinking, and Transformative Thinking

Oct 14th, 20101 Comment

“Many organizational researchers are curious as to the relevance of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking to the study of organizations and organizational change. In this paper we gain insight into the processes of thinking that shape our actions and relationships. In particular, Thomas Ogden provides us with yet another object relational model that helps to explain the influence of omnipotent fantasies in the form of magical thinking, the interplay of conscious and unconscious narratives and emotional processing in the form of dream thinking, and possibilities for change, innovation, imagination and genuine reflective practice, in the form of transformative thinking.” Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D., CSOC Director

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