This volume is an introductory text to the individual and organizational dynamics by an author with extensive experience in the field. It examines the unconscious processes of human behavior that affect all organizations and institutions. This volume endeavors to provide an explanation for these unconscious processes, in language as simple as that used in other traditional organizational behavior books and in the context of known and recognized conscious behavior. This often-neglected topic is examined with the help of various illuminating case studies. Using a systems psychodynamic perspective, this volume is aimed at those who are currently employed as managers or consultants, students of management, and others with the opportunity to develop knowledge skills, and ability in an area of organizational behavior, which has been largely inaccessible to the majority.
"The aim of this book is to expose and explore something of the world which exists beneath the surface of individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions; to make available for consideration and meaning-making some of those aspects of our lives that, are not normally within our awareness. In doing so, the book shall attempt to show that although the phenomena of this world beneath the surface are not part of our conscious awareness, they nevertheless have a constant and active influence on everything we do." -- From the Preface