Group Process Under Conditions of Organizational Decline

Journal Article or Monograph

Title: Group Process Under Conditions of Organizational Decline
Year: 1985
Authors: Krantz, J.

While organizational decline and retrenchment have become increasingly common phenomena, relatively little research has focused on either their organizational im­plications on their management. Using an approach pioneered at the Tavistock Institute for understanding
group processes, the author describes the impact of individually experienced anxieties - greatly heightened by conditions of de­cline — on collective behavior. Case discussions of two nonprofit organizations illustrate group processes under such conditions. In its conclusion, the article considers the implications of the findings for managing the difficult process of re­trenchment.

Keywords: group dynamics, Bion, basic assumptions, decline, retrenchment
Language: English

Journal: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Volume: 21
Issue: 1
Start page: 1
End page: 17
ISSN: 0021-8863
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Submitted by:
James Krantz

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