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The Workplace Within: Psychodynamics of Organizational Life

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  • Larry Hirschhorn

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    (University of Pennsylvania)

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    In this revealing study, Larry Hirschhorn examines the rituals, or social defenses, organizations develop to cope with change. Using extended ease studies from offices, factories, and social services, he describes why these often irrational practices that fragment and injure individuals within the workplace exist, how they operate, and how they can be reshaped to enhance people's work experience.

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    This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262581019 and published in 1990.

    Volume: 1
    Edition: 1
    ISBN: 0-262-58101-9
    Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262581019

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    Keywords: psychodynamics; organizations;

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    Cited by:
    1. Romme,A. Georges L., 1997. "Work, authority and participation : the scenario of circular organizing," Research Memorandum 001, Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR).

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