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  • Working Notes in Organizational Consultation

    Working Notes in Organizational Consultation

    "The working note derives directly from the action research orientation that was central in the beginnings of The Tavistock Institute in 1945-46. The founding group, many of whom were psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals linked to the Tavistock Clinic...saw in action research an approach that could achieve the dual goals of advancing understanding in the social sciences and tackling practical human problems. "

  • To Look or not to Look

    "Here we study how rationality can be used in the service of irrationality. In particular, rationalized, engineered and bureaucratically organized inputs, throughputs, and outputs contain unconscious processes embodied in the engineering of atrocity."

  • Now Available! New Book from Stein & Allcorn

    Now Available! New Book from Stein & Allcorn

    "The Dysfunctional Workplace: Theory, Stories, and Practice by Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein is the first in the new book series "Advances in Organizational Psychodynamics." The new series will be published by the University of Missouri Press with Michael A. Diamond, Director of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change as Editor-in-Chief."

  • 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’. "

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