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Organisational Development Diagnostic Categories A Clinical Approach

Organisational Development Diagnostic Categories A Clinical Approach It is recommended that the OD Community develop a taxonomicaldiagnostic guide concerning organisational pathologies similar to APAsDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Part of such aneffort would be the classification of the subset of organisationalmaladies that derive from the subconscious dimensions of organisationalbehaviour. As an example of how such a schemata can be created, anondirective psychological depth approach was applied to a decadelongconflict between the engineering and operating divisions of a Fortune 500 company. It was found that the source of the difficultywas subconscious paradigmatic differences between the two groupsengineers exhibiting a scientific, positivistic world view operatingmanagers an entrepreneurial one. Symptoms of such a conflict are longterm years normative, moral rigid disagreements over how the affairsof the company should be conducted. Thus paradigmatic conflict wouldconstitute one type of organisational disorder that could beincorporated into a potential OD diagnostic guide. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Organisational Development Diagnostic Categories A Clinical Approach

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000001206
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Abstract

It is recommended that the OD Community develop a taxonomicaldiagnostic guide concerning organisational pathologies similar to APAsDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Part of such aneffort would be the classification of the subset of organisationalmaladies that derive from the subconscious dimensions of organisationalbehaviour. As an example of how such a schemata can be created, anondirective psychological depth approach was applied to a decadelongconflict between the engineering and operating divisions of a Fortune 500 company. It was found that the source of the difficultywas subconscious paradigmatic differences between the two groupsengineers exhibiting a scientific, positivistic world view operatingmanagers an entrepreneurial one. Symptoms of such a conflict are longterm years normative, moral rigid disagreements over how the affairsof the company should be conducted. Thus paradigmatic conflict wouldconstitute one type of organisational disorder that could beincorporated into a potential OD diagnostic guide.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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