Psychotic Organization – A Socio-Analytic Perspective

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Title: Psychotic Organization - A Socio-Analytic Perspective
Year: 2006
Authors: Sievers, B.

‘The Psychotic Organization: A Socio-Analytic Perspective’ has somehow become the leitmotiv of my research and writing on organization and management for about a decade.

First, I would like to introduce my understanding of organization from a socio-analytic perspective.

I will then briefly describe the experience of a Group Relations Conference in which organizational madness predominated.

In the third part I will outline my understanding of psychotic organization and indicate some of the thinkers and sources upon which I have built my conceptualization.

The fourth part comprises some of the insights that I have gained in ‘applying’ this perspective to various organizational and societal dynamics.

In the conclusion, the assumption is further elaborated that the psychotic organization as a socio-analytic attempt at understanding organizations in depth opens up new thinking and important vistas on the theory and politics of organizations

Keywords: Psychotic organization, psychoses, socioanalysis
Language: English

Journal: ephemera
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Start page: 104
End page: 120
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Submitted by:
Burkard Sievers

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