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  • 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."

  • Challenges and Dynamics in Multiparty Collaboration

    Challenges and Dynamics in Multiparty Collaboration

    "This article gives a rich and vivid account of a collaborative process in the domain of foster care. Five foster care organizations tried to move from a competitive relationship toward structural collaboration in the interest of foster children and their parents. The article explores, with the system psychodynamic perspective in mind, which dynamics emerged around those issues."

  • 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’. "