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

The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein

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
Author
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Allcorn, Seth
Dewey number
658.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.7
LC item number
.A435 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stein, Howard F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Management
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Work environment
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Communication in organizations
  • Communication in management
Label
The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780826273529
Lccn
2015943640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn909974826
  • (OCoLC)909974826
Label
The dysfunctional workplace : theory, stories, and practice, Seth Allcorn and Howard F. Stein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780826273529
Lccn
2015943640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn909974826
  • (OCoLC)909974826

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