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The Unconscious at Work: Individual and Organizational Stress in the Human Services

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Working in the human services has always been stressful, and the current massive changes in the organization of these services, together with dwindling resources and ever greater demands for cost effectiveness, add to the stresses inherent in the work. Even in the best run and best resourced organizations there are pockets of irrationality where unconscious institutional p ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 5th 1994 by Routledge (first published August 11th 1994)
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Alon Alperovitz
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brilliant, one of the best books to get you thinking about your organization and the unconscious elements that drive us forward.
As a professional book, not always easy to read. but couple of great frameworks to re-think your work.
Rod MacLeod
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book years ago and it had a huge impact on my work and understanding how organisations work. Brilliant and I suspect timeless
Barbara
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Written in beautifully clear language that is pleasantly free of jargon. Had to read it as part of studies many years ago, but now choose to read it for its rewarding insights into organisational mindsets, and by extension the mindsets of individuals.
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