A new approach to understanding human behavior and interaction in the workplace
Author: Garo D. Reisyan
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This book introduces a new concept on organizational culture, called ‘Neuro-Organizational Culture’, or ‘Neuroculture’; a concept that is based on the most recent neuroscientific knowledge. The book describes a new approach to understanding human behavior and interaction in the workplace, replacing the old concept of organizational culture by one that takes into account humans’ perceiving, feeling, thinking, and acting. Taking advantage of the substantial progress that has been made in neuroscientific research, the book combines experiences gained from organizational culture in the past 30 years with the latest findings from brain and emotion research, as well as with important insights from sociology and psychology. The book explains the three building blocks of Neuroculture: Reflexivity, Notions, and Emotions. Neuroculture consistently conceptualizes the culture of groups and individuals consistently under one roof, which allows for a better explanation of individual deviations. It provides a structural framework and an inventory along with proven methods and templates to analyze, continuously foster and actively change organizational culture. In addition, it outlines global megatrends in order to define cultural requisites that promote sustainable success of organizations in the 21st century.
Author: Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White,Renate Motschnig-Pitrik,Michael Lux
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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This book examines the scientific contribution and increasing relevance of the Person-Centered Approach (PCA) in psychotherapy. The direction taken in the book is to provide readers with a multidisciplinary and multi-perspective view as well as practical applications. Beyond the more conventional psychotherapy applications (client-centered, experimental, emotion-focused, child-centered, motivational interviewing, existential, filial, etc.) others have evolved including peace and conflict resolution work, encounter and T-groups, nonviolent communication, parent effectiveness training, person-centered planning for people with disabilities, relationship enhancement methods, learner-centered education, technology-enhanced learning environments, human relations leadership training, etc. Simultaneously, scientific disciplines were influenced by this perspective in less obvious ways. Hence, the major contribution of this book is to identify and characterize the key bridges-so far only partly recognized- between the PCA and several other disciplines. Based on the results of the bridge-building endeavor, the editors will propose an initial formulation of the PCA as a meta-theory. It is intended as a generic framework to solve complex, social problems and to stimulate further research and development concerning the human species in relationship to its environment.