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  • Leadership and Learning from Failure

    Leadership and Learning from Failure

    "In this study, the authors address two key questions that have received only limited attention in the literature: (a) how learning leadership enables organizational learning from failures and (b) how these learning behaviors enhance organizational capacities for adaptation to environmental turbulence."

  • Management vs Expertise

    The Atlantic recently did a piece that delved into the human brain’s bias against novelty, citing in particular communications experts’ predictions that the iPhone would be a total flop. The article explores the idea that as people become more knowledgeable in a certain field, they are less inclined to accept new ideas even when creativity is the stated goal.

  • 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."

  • 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. "