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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.

  • Advances in Organizational Psychodynamics

    Advances in Organizational Psychodynamics

    CSOC and the University of Missouri Press are collaborating to develop theories and methods that describe and explain the relational nuances of power and personality, symbol and metaphor, psychopathology and politics, and meaning and imagination in the workplace.

  • 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. "