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  • Travis Kalanick’s Fall from Grace

    Padilla et al. (2007) shed light on the factors that allow for organizational situations similar to what we’ve observed at Uber. In the case of Uber, a lack of reflective leadership, a workforce comprised of at-risk “gig” workers, and a lack of meaningful checks and balances certainly all contributed to its unhealthy culture.

  • A Commentary on Critical Dynamics in Multiparty Collaboration

    "Prins’s article (2010) exemplifies how a systems psychodynamic orientation cancontribute to our understanding of those interorganizational phenomena known as multi-agency collaborations. It is precisely the apparent quality of the research and consultancy that makes this case study useful for purposes of heuristicand academic discussion."

  • 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."

  • 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 Emeritus of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change as Editor-in-Chief.

  • The Capacity for Ethical Conduct

    The Capacity for Ethical Conduct

    "David Levine discusses how ethical conduct is a special way of relating to others, one that secures respect for their integrity by assuring that what they do can express who they are."