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  • New Book from Michael A. Diamond

    New Book from Michael A. Diamond

    This book focuses on the theory and practice of understanding and transforming organizations with the goal to discover common ground between groups and individuals. Diamond presents a framework for reflective practice and for promoting a more satisfying and humane work-life. Listen to a podcast of Diamond's recent interview with Eugenio Duarte about the book.

  • Imagining Organizations

    "Heightened by economic pressures to remain competitive, organizational survival is linked increasingly to organizations’ ability to call upon their employees’ creative imaginations...Organizations are expected not only to mobilize their imaginations for producing innovation and novelty but also to ‘imagine differently’...The way in which we imagine the organizations we inhabit...has a concrete effect on the actions we take within them when pursuing our individual goals and organizational objectives."

  • Psychological Solutions to Unemployment: A Critique

    "The rationale for attempting to improve access to psychological therapies for the un(der)employed and socially excluded—that for the purposes of this article I call the work-less and the worth-less respectively—is that it is they, rather than the socio-economic and political structures that construct them that is ‘the problem’. "

  • Ideas are Born in Fields of Play

    "Drawing on our analysis and the extant creativity literature, we conceptualize play as the cradle of creativity in organizations. We suggest that by temporarily suspending ordinary conventions, structural obligations, and functional pressures, and by encouraging behaviors whose value may not be immediately evident, play stimulates, facilitates, and even rehearses creativity."

  • Metaphor in Organizational Change

    "As a deep process, it is both cognitive and emotional. Metaphoric fluidity is a key feature of psychological processes supporting our efforts to cross borders and boundaries."