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By Laurence J. Gould, Lionel F. Stapley, Mark Stein

Studying from adventure is the topic of this thought-provoking and hard quantity edited by way of Laurence J. Gould, Lionel F. Stapley and Mark Stein. they've got produced an authoritative sourcebook in this significant strand of team relatives idea, which was once built together from psychoanalytic and open structures theories, together with these of Bion, Klein and Freud.
The papers during this ebook deal with the vast problems with authority, management and organizational tradition, while targeting different matters in-depth, resembling inter-group clash, and gender and race family members within the office. those papers ably display how studying from event should be utilized to operating with a large spectrum of managerial, academic, neighborhood, staff and organizational issues starting from the person to giant systems.

"This ebook might be required analyzing for all who're drawn to the idea and perform of operating with teams and firms, in addition to those that have a significant curiosity within the region of experiential schooling and crew kin education: Masters of industrial administration (MBA) and different administration scholars, managers, experts, body of workers and coaching pros, researchers in team and organizational behaviour, and educationalists." -- Lionel F. Stapley from the Introduction

Contributors comprise Thomas N. Gilmore, Laurence J. Gould, Larry Hirschhorn, Ross A. Lazar, Susan lengthy, Eric J. Miller, Debra A. Noumair, Lionel F. Stapley and Mark Stein

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Whatever the focus, the guiding principle is invariably to help to develop a capacity for what Bion called “binocular vision” (1962), involving perspectives from both conscious and unconscious vertices. Such vision is a most useful aspect in the development of our capacity for learning from experience. CHAPTER THREE Fraternal disciplines: group relations training and systems psychodynamic organizational consultation Laurence J. Gould T he Tavistock Model1 of group relations training (GRT)2 is, by now, well known and widely disseminated.

He concluded that what unites professionals of all kinds is their capacity to reflect and learn about their experience over time, to be a reflective practitioner. Furthermore, he drew the distinction between reflecting after an event has occurred (reflection on action) and reflecting and learning as the event 22 MARK STEIN unfolds (reflection in action). The more a professional is able to learn from experience, the more he is able to undertake reflection in action, learning from events as they occur rather than waiting until a later point to understand them.

I shall come back to this. Dissemination of the model also continues. The Israel Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes (OFEK), which the Tavistock Institute helped to establish, is now a thriving institution with a growing programme of educational and consultancy activities, in addition to an annual international conference jointly sponsored by the Institute from 1988 onwards. In South Africa, formation of the Institute for the Study of Leadership and Authority (ISLA) was, like OFEK, initially supported by subsidized places at Leicester conferences.

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