The Dynamic Workplace: Present Structure and Future Redesign by Seth Allcorn

By Seth Allcorn

Allcorn offers a vital concentrate on dynamic office conception, wondering the present and destiny price of ultra-modern bureaucratic, hierarchic organizational constitution.

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Group members are all in the same boat and it may be easier to go down together than face each other and the situation. The group may Dynamic Workplace Theory 25 gradually lose touch with important aspects of its task environment as members of the group withdraw from accomplishing assigned work. Alienation, anxiety and hostility abound. This chaotic, uncertain and threatening group experience may also be inspected from a depth psychology perspective. In psychological terms, experience of this nature promotes primitive forms of aggression.

A great deal more could be said about groups and group dynamics. Regrettably, this brief overview will have to suffice for the moment. Much of the balance of this book is devoted to delving into group dynamics in the workplace. Know Thy Workplace 11 The Organizational Realm Organizational dynamics might be thought of as the sum total of individual, interpersonal and group dynamics mixed with a healthy dose of reality testing relative to the task environment of the organization. Good reality testing is essential in order to keep competitors from eating your sandwich for lunch.

Patterns can be found in what seems like confusing and overwhelming experience. The theoretical approach described in chapter 2 helps to create meaning where none may be observed to exist at the moment. A second and closely related outcome of having a model or theory of organizational dynamics is that it serves to allay anxiety. There is something comforting about having in hand a useful way of understanding what is going on. In particular it must be appreciated that the more anxious consultants, executives and employees become, the less likely they are able to think objectively about events and appreciate their feelings and those of others that contribute to the distressing workplace experience of the moment.

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