By Morris Nitsun
"Beyond the Anti-group: survival and transformation" builds at the good fortune of Morris Nitsun's influential notion of the Anti-group, taking it into new domain names of idea and perform within the present century. the concept that specializes in anxiousness and hostility inside, in the direction of and among teams, in addition to the harmful capability of teams. In Beyond the Anti-group". Morris Nitsun keeps his inquiry into the scientific implications of the anti-group but in addition explores the concept that past the consulting room, in settings as wide-ranging as cultural and environmental tension within the 21st century, the destiny of public well-being companies and the topics of up to date art.
Groups are in all probability damaging but additionally have the means for survival, creativity and transformation. targeting the interaction among the 2, Morris Nitsun explores the fight to beat team deadlock and disorder and to emerge more desirable. through monitoring this technique in quite a number cultural settings, the writer weaves a wealthy tapestry within which team psychotherapy, organizational strategy and the humanities come jointly in unforeseen and novel methods. the writer attracts on team research and the Foulkesian culture as his total self-discipline yet inside a serious body that questions the relevance of the process in a altering international, highlighting new instructions and possibilities.
Readers of Beyond the Anti-group: Survival and Transformation will be prompted through the intensity, breadth and creativity of the author’s research and by means of the day trip into new fields of inquiry. The booklet bargains new impetus for psychotherapists, team analysts and staff practitioners regularly, scholars of crew and organizational strategies, and people engaged on the boundary among psychotherapy and the humanities.
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Communication now happens in ‘real’ time, messages of every sort transcending pre-existing limits and boundaries. There can be no doubt that with the explosion of Internet technology, communication in real time will increasingly become the order of the day. Highlighting the predominance of organizational culture and its manipulation of time, he quotes McKenna (1997, p. 3) as noting that real time is lauded as ‘a world in which time seems to vanish and space seems completely malleable’. ‘Real’ time paradoxically is no time.
Although I believe that there are good reasons to be anxious about the future, even in our lifetimes, I am cautiously optimistic and will suggest areas of group analysis that are open to review and development, as well as areas of social change to which group analysis could make a continuing and valuable contribution. The overall challenge to us in general and to group analysis in particular could be described in ecological terms. Many of the changes that are now altering the world we live in can be seen as changes in the global ecological balance, in both environmental and social terms.
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Beyond the Anti-Group: Survival and transformation by Morris Nitsun