Group Relations, Management, and Organization

Paperback | June 3, 1999

EditorRobert French, Russ Vince

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Group Relations, Management, and Organization brings together a timely collection of new and important essays by an international group of authors. The authors represent different cultures, roles, and institutional backgrounds, as well as a variety of perspectives on the past, present, andfuture of group relations and its current impact on management, organizations, institutions, and societies. The importance of the book is in the perspective that it offers on the traditions of group relations and the changes that are currently taking place within this field. It is essential reading for those currently involved in the practice of group relations, for management educators and students, andfor organizational consultants. The book provides the reader with reflections and insights which are highly relevant to an in-depth understanding both of the role of manager and to the dynamics of organizing.

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Group Relations, Management, and Organization brings together a timely collection of new and important essays by an international group of authors. The authors represent different cultures, roles, and institutional backgrounds, as well as a variety of perspectives on the past, present, andfuture of group relations and its current impac...

Russ Vince is Professor of Organizational Learning at the Business School, The University of Glamorgan. Robert French is Senior Lecturer in Organization Behaviour at Bristol Business School, The University of the West of England.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198293666

ISBN - 13:9780198293668

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Table of Contents

IntroductionLearning, Managing, and Organizing: The continuing contribution of group relations to management and organizationTheorising Practice in Group RelationsGroupingA Mind for BusinessSystems Psychodynamics in Service of Political Organizational ChangeA Political Visionary in Mid-Life: Notes on leadership and the life cycleManaging the Unconscious at WorkDependency, Alienation, or Partnership? The changing relatedness of the individual to the enterpriseA Fresh Look at Authority and Organization: Towards a spiritual approach to managing illusionOn Being Frozen in TimePractising Theory in Group RelationsThe Recovery of MeaningFrom Envy to Desire: Witnessing the transformationIn the Nick of Time: Reactivating an organization through leader-initiated interactions with members of staffMental Health Under Fire: Organizational intervention in a wounded serviceThe Inner Drama of Role Taking in an OrganizationIsolation, Autonomy, and Interdependence in Organizational LifeTeam as a Sponge: How the nature of the task affects the behaviour and mental life of a teamAfter the Conference is OverBibliography

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"...worthwhile reading for academics interested in organisational theory and the implications of this theory for practice." Cary Cooper, THES, 24/03/2000