Title: Dysfunctional leadership and group unconscious dynamics in the psychoanalytic and complex living system perspectives
Authors: Alessandro Cavelzani; Lloyd C. Williams
Addresses: Department of People, Organizations and Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12 Rue Pierre Semard, 38003 Grenoble, France ' Department of People, Organizations and Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12 Rue Pierre Semard, 38003 Grenoble, France
Abstract: When the leader does not succeed in maintaining the team focused on the desired working objectives, unconscious dysfunctional dynamics emerge in the group compromising the business. Psychoanalysis widely studied the unconscious both at individual and at group levels. This paper aims to briefly present such unconscious dynamics, and to propose also an explanation of them which links psychoanalysis with the contemporary complex living systems theories.
Keywords: dysfunctional leadership; dysfunctional management; complexity; complex systems; groups; group dynamics; group unconscious dynamics; psychoanalyis; complex living systems; team focus; teamwork.
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, 2013 Vol.2 No.3, pp.140 - 147
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