Love and Loneliness at Work: An Inspirational Guide for Consultants, Leaders and Other Professionals

Author:   Birgitte Bonnerup ,  Annemette Hasselager
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138315631


Pages:   148
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Birgitte Bonnerup ,  Annemette Hasselager
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.290kg
ISBN:  

9781138315631


ISBN 10:   113831563
Pages:   148
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Love and Loneliness at Food for Fridays; Chapter 2: Love; Chapter 3: Loneliness; Chapter 4: Theory; References; Index.

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The authors and translator have produced a richly accessible book in everyday language. Stories are beautifully described as are characters and relationships at work. This texture of being true to life will make it among the best go-to books in the field of the dynamics of working organisations. It plumbs the depth of the love and loneliness that we all enjoy and suffer at work and provides a key chapter on the usefulness of psychoanalytic theory to tell us where to look. - Richard Morgan-Jones, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and consultant; author of The Body of the Organisation and its Health The themes of love and loneliness as fundamental dimensions of life in organisations have been curiously under-examined until now. This book provides the remedy. The simple definition, `libido meets the external world and something happens' highlights the primacy of what we commonly call love. Without it, nothing would ever happen. There is something compelling about the way the authors have used love and loneliness to take the reader on a deep (yet very accessible) dive into the emotional life of organisations and why it matters. This book is bound to become a classic! - Brigid Nossal, Deputy CEO & Director Consulting NIODA With this book Bonnerup and Hasselager are taking new land under the plough. We already have a lot of research and writings about sexual harassment and the in relation to gender unjust distribution of management and leadership positions in organizations. But the maybe for far more people more relevant everyday life experience of love and loneliness at the work place has not until now got the attention it deserves. The book takes us through many living cases and examples and provide the reader with a deeper understanding by the use of a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic lens. - Steen Visholm, Professor, Ph.D,; Director of the master program in Organizational Psychology MPO and of Center for Organizational Psychology COP, Roskilde University, Denmark; President elect of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, ISPSO Two Danish psychologists, Hasselager and Bonnerup, have produced a useful book on the role of emotions at work aimed at coaches, organisational consultants and human resource practitioners. Both authors are influential members of ISPSO: International Society for the Psychoanalytic Studies of Organisations. It therefore comes naturally to them to base their book on the psychoanalytic approach. Important concepts from the psychoanalytic theory: the unconscious, anxiety, libido, attachment, envy, projective identification etc are critically explored and clearly defined. The strength of the book comes from the way in which love and loneliness at work, the two main themes, are woven into several case studies, each showing the unconscious dynamics at play within a systemic organisational setting. - Halina Brunning, psychologist; coach; author; ISPSO member


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Birgitte Bonnerup and Annemette Hasselager are psychologists and qualified supervisors in organizational psychology. They are partners in Bonnerup & Hasselager, where they work as organizational psychologists and therapists with individuals, groups and organizations. They are external lecturers at Roskilde University, Denmark, and they write books and articles on organizational psychology. Their website can be found at www.bonnerup-hasselager.dk.

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