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Struggling with the demon

perspectives on individual and organizational irrationality

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Madison, Conn., Psychosocial Press, 2001, 324 s. ; ISBN 1-887841-42-3
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

The author combines his training in economics, business, and psychoanalysis to understand individual and organizational behavior and to describe common and unusual character types and relationships found in organizations. He investigates the inner world of an entrepreneur, two types of puzzling personalities and the implications of their behavior in an organizational setting, various reactions to mid-life played out in organizations, and the dynamics of dysfunctional two-person relationships in organizations. He also describes best practices for effective work teams and addresses factors that destroy teamwork, then explores the overlap between individual and organizational change during downsizing.