Experiencing Organisations: Reflexivity and Analysis
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Autumn & Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
20 May 2019
Requisites for this module
DIP C8N209 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
DIP C8N221 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N212 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N224 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N2MO Management and Organisational Dynamics
This module provides an opportunity for students to explore, reflect and learn about the limits and opportunities in applying psychoanalytic concepts to the study of organisations.
The aim of the module is
* To consider and evaluate the relevance and the limits of psychoanalytic thinking for understanding organisations
* To discern and explore the connections between psychoanalytic, CMT (critical management theory), and experiential understanding of organizations
* To develop participants' reflexivity in taking up organisational roles
By the end of the module students should be able to:
* Demonstrate reflexivity in taking up organisational roles
* Demonstrate insight into organisational dynamics, through reflection and analysis of organisational experience
* Critically explore the limits of management and psychoanalytic models and practices
* Conduct a discussion about organisational life from both a psychoanalytic and critical management angle, which can be demonstrated in an essay
It comprises of:
* 4 theory seminars based primarily on organisational case studies, and the theory underpinning the Group Relations Conference.
* 4 work discussion seminars, to which students will make presentations based on course learning. 2 of these seminars will also include reflective groups as part of the preparation and review of the Group Relations Conference.
* 1 residential Group Relations Conference. The conference is a 2 day learning event in which students have opportunities to explore the emotional culture of teams, the dynamics authority and power, and the nature of role taking and giving.
Learning is provided through 3 approaches:-
Participation in the University of Essex Group Relations Conference: A 2 day learning event - 16hours contact time.
1 hour x 4 Work Discussion Seminars
2 hours x 4 Theory seminars
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Student Administrator 5A.202, Telephone 01206 873745, email email@example.com
Prof Caroline Bainbridge
Available via Moodle
Of 12 hours, 4 (33.3%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
8 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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