The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management / Edition 1

The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management / Edition 1

by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Danny Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875896065

ISBN-13: 9780875896069

Pub. Date: 08/28/1984

Publisher: Wiley

Is your organization obsessive-compulsive or passive-aggressive? Corporate neurosis expert Manfred Kets de Vries analyzes dysfunctional organizational behavior in terms of accepted psychoanalytic types and arrives at some genuine insights into why some companies are healthier than others.

Overview

Is your organization obsessive-compulsive or passive-aggressive? Corporate neurosis expert Manfred Kets de Vries analyzes dysfunctional organizational behavior in terms of accepted psychoanalytic types and arrives at some genuine insights into why some companies are healthier than others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875896069
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1984
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #172
Edition description:
1st
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Tracing Problems from Organizational to Individual Levels
Part One: Organizational Problems
1. Neurotic Styles and Organizational Dysfunctioning
2. Shared Fantasies and Group Processes
3. Confused Interpersonal Relationships
4. Destrucive Superior/Subordinate Interactions
5. Life-Cycle Crises and Individual Career Satisfaction
Part Two: Overcoming Resistance to Change
6. Identifying Defense Mechanisms and Sources of Resistance
7. Helping Managers Gain Insight to Facilitate Change
8. Steps in Diagnosing, Overcoming, and Preventing Problems
9. Organizational Therapy in Action: A Case Study
Conclusion: Working for Change—Cautions and Recommendations

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