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The Resource The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein, (electronic resource)

The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein, (electronic resource)

Label
The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice
Title
The dysfunctional workplace
Title remainder
theory, stories, and practice
Statement of responsibility
Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores the dark, dysfunctional nature of organization and the experience of working in them. The authors offer dozens of stories of workplace dysfunction and use a psychoanalytically informed perspective to help readers understand why a leader, colleague, or friend behaves in ways that are destructive to others and to the organization. The work is divided into three parts: theory, stories, and practice. Topics covered in the first section include the value of storytelling, an overview of competing paradigms in analysis, and the value of psychoanalysis and its explanatory power. This is followed by chapters on case stories organized by theme and a conclusion that explores the implications of the research and analytic practice. The engaging stories are drawn from events the authors have experienced or observed, and from their roles as professional consultants. Subjects range from the consequences egotistical and shortsighted leaders can have on organizations to details such as the effect a suddenly empty desk has on staff in the office. This fresh scholarship provides the basis for studying the workplace, organizational dynamics, and management. By posing questions and providing analysis, the authors seek to make the reader a "virtual consultant" participating in answering the questions that stories inevitably raise. This is followed by the authors' own analysis of the case studies, addressing those same questions and offering reflections on how organizations might be managed so as to minimize dysfunction." -- Publisher's description
  • "This book explores the dark, dysfunctional nature of organization and the experience of working in them. The authors offer dozens of stories of workplace dysfunction and use a psychoanalytically informed perspective to help readers understand why a leader, colleague, or friend behaves in ways that are destructive to others and to the organization. The work is divided into three parts: theory, stories, and practice. Topics covered in the first section include the value of storytelling, an overview of competing paradigms in analysis, and the value of psychoanalysis and its explanatory power. This is followed by chapters on case stories organized by theme and a conclusion that explores the implications of the research and analytic practice. The engaging stories are drawn from events the authors have experienced or observed, and from their roles as professional consultants. Subjects range from the consequences egotistical and shortsighted leaders can have on organizations to details such as the effect a suddenly empty desk has on staff in the office. This fresh scholarship provides the basis for studying the workplace, organizational dynamics, and management. By posing questions and providing analysis, the authors seek to make the reader a "virtual consultant" participating in answering the questions that stories inevitably raise. This is followed by the authors' own analysis of the case studies, addressing those same questions and offering reflections on how organizations might be managed so as to minimize dysfunction." -- Publisher's description
  • This book explores an aspect of organizational life that is at times difficult to acknowledge and often painful to recall. Stories invite reflection and the development of greater understanding of organizational dynamics. This fresh scholarship provides a theoretical framework for discussion. Throughout this book, Allcorn and Stein utilize a psychoanalytically informed perspective to help readers understand why a leader, colleague or friend behaves in ways that are destructive of others and the organization and provides a basis for organizations to survive and thrive in a dysfunctional workplace
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allcorn, Seth
Dewey number
658.3
LC call number
HD58.9
LC item number
.A448 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stein, Howard F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Management
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Communication in management
  • Work environment
  • Communication in management
  • Management
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Work environment
  • Organisationsverhalten
  • Management
  • Arbeitsplatz
Label
The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Contents
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- Part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- Part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychpoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001583707
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780826220653
Lccn
2015943640
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001583707
Label
The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Contents
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- Part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- Part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
  • Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- part one. Theory -- 1. Stories from the workplace : an introduction -- 2. Why use a psychpoanalytic approach to understand organizations? -- 3 Psychoanalytic perspectives and the workplace -- part two. Stories and analysis -- 4. Destructive leaders and organizational darkness -- 5. Projection and organizational crazy making -- 6. Organizational toxicity -- 7. The geography of organizational darkness -- 8. The stories, their meaning, and understanding workplace complexity -- 9. Implications for theory and research
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001583707
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780826220653
Lccn
2015943640
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001583707

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