Anxiety and New Order

Edited Book Chapter

Title: Anxiety and New Order
Year: 1998
Author Krantz, J.
Abstract:

We are reminded daily that we're heading - or perhaps careening - into the New Order where former approaches to organizing and getting work done are obsolete. Change is constant and unpredictable; markets are unstable; technological innovation is explosive and on a dramatically steep gradient; hierarchies change into networks, bosses to coaches, and jobs into ever changing bundles of shifting task assignments. The established psychological contracts between employees and their organizations are evaporating. Because change is pervasive, choice is ever present and learning is at a premium.

Wrenching change has become a fact of life, even though the institutions most of us work for exist in a kind of transitional, intermediate state between the older forms of bureaucratic organization and the new, cutting-edge arrangements. No matter how far along on the path to the New Order they are, organizations everywhere, buffeted by these turbulent forces, are under immense pressure to alter or dismantle deeply held patterns and cherished cultural arrangements.

Keywords: systems psychodynamics, change, depressive position, paranoid schizoid position, social defenses
Language: English


Publisher: International Universities Press
Publisher Location: Madison, CT
ISBN:
Editors: Edward Klein, Faith Gabelnick, & Peter Herr
Title of Book: Leadership in the 21st Century
Start page: 77
End page: 108

Submitted by:
James Krantz
Principal
WorkLab Consulting
James.Krantz@Verizon.net
Corresponding author:

Literature Download:

By downloading the file you agree to comply with the Terms of Use / Guidelines of the ISPSO Library and the copyright/authority information for this Literature (above).


If there is no filename in a link below then a download has not been provided.
Members-only Downloads are via the members-only zone of the website.

External website Download
http://

Local Download

No files attached to this page.

Members-only Download
https://members.ispso.org/local--files/downloads/
https://members.ispso.org/local--files/downloads/


Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License