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2010-07-06 We Are The Network: Can an Organization have a Personality Disorder?

July 5th, 2010

July 6, 2010 1:54pm Added “The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management” to the reference links section. Thanks to John Jainschigg for pointing out this title.

Can an Organization have a Personality Disorder?

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This Week’s Topic

Can an Organization have a Personality Disorder?

Organizations talk about internal culture and market it as a selling point, both to customers and to potential staff. organizational culture reflects a concept of shared personality, often described in flashy, positive terms.

If organizations have an organization-level personality, can organizations (collection of many people) have collective personality disorders? Do organizational personality disorders map directly to individual personality disorders defined by mental health professionals?

How can organizational personality disorders be resolved? Are such resolutions possible?

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Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

Systems Framework for Personality Psychology
http://www.thepersonalitysystem.org/Systems%20Framework%20in%20Focus/overview.htm

Personality Trait Inferences About Organizations and Organizational Attraction: An organizational-level analysis based on a multi-cultural sample
http://jmo.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/16/issue/1/article/3067/personality-trait-inferences-about-organizations

Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations
http://books.google.com/books?id=2dZvY-xF0XoC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Your Organization has a Personality
http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/p2850/31p50/31p50.asp

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
http://www.earthlingcommunication.com/a/leadership/emotional-intelligence-competency-organizations-1.php

The Neurotic Organization: Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management
http://www.amazon.com/Neurotic-Organization-Diagnosing-Counterproductive-non-Franchise/dp/0875896065

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