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How is group-as-a-whole behaviour experienced by the individual in working groups in organisational contexts?

Luedemann, Martin (2022) How is group-as-a-whole behaviour experienced by the individual in working groups in organisational contexts? Other thesis, University of Essex & Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

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Abstract

The research on which this dissertation is based was conducted in two steps. In an in-depth literature review, various approaches to group-as-a-whole phenomena from psychoanalytical and non-psychoanalytical perspectives were identified and described. The second step comprised interviews with six participants in working groups in organisations. Interpretation of their reported experiences revealed group-as-a-whole behaviour patterns, which can be made visible with a model that differentiates between task-oriented and non-task-oriented behaviour and between active and passive behaviour. Use of the psycho-social perspective showed that it is not only the researcher who is in contact with a number of anxieties around groups; this phenomenon affects other group participants as well. The usual defence mechanisms are keeping one’s distance and trying to control the group.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Martin Luedemann
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 09:46
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 09:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/33032

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