Based on an indepth analysis of psychoanalytic theory, this concise, compact and practical text exposes the readers to a number of insightful perspectives for understanding organizational dynamics and synthesizes them into an integrated approach to organizational diagnosis and change. Each perspective views the workplace from a different vantage point. But when put together, they provide a panoramic view of the true complexity found in the workplace, and a foundation for changing organizational dynamics.
The book is equally useful for students of organizational behavior, human resource management, and organizational theory, as well as professional managers.
"This is possibly the best book in print on understanding and working effectively with the psychodynamics of everyday organizational life."
- MICHAEL A. DIAMOND, Director, Center for the Study of Organizational Change, University of Missouri-Columbia
"Dr. Allcorn has written a wonderfully fluent, evocative, readable book on the unconscious dynamics of workplace experience - an often overlooked dimension of what an organization 'is'. It deserves to be widely read and used as a classroom text."
- HOWARD F. STEIN, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center