Putting the organization on the analyst's couch

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In this personal view, the author highlights the extensive similarities between the role of the consultant and that of the psychoanalyst. Organizations, he argues, like individuals, can become neurotic by espousing corporate fantasies which, instead of offering relief, aggravate corporate malaise. Rational recipes for organizational recovery then become ineffective unless they are supported by a programme aimed at strengthening the organization's will to recover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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