WORKING BELOW THE SURFACE: THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF
Edited by Clare Huffington et al,
ISBN 1855752948 , £18.99
Star Rating: 5/5
By combining psychoanalysis and group dynamics, the Tavistock
Consultancy Service works “below the surface” with their many
clients. This fascinating book tells us how they go about it,
writes John Burton.
In many social care workplaces, the pace of change is fast. But
before launching your latest “strategy”, try a little clear out and
work below the surface – the analysis and understanding will be
worth the hard work.
I particularly recommend Linda Hoyle’s chapter: From Sycophant
to Saboteur – Responses to Organisational Change (ring a bell?);
and Andrew Cooper and Tim Dartington’s: The Vanishing Organisation.
The whole book is packed with insight, interest and wisdom. What
more could you ask for? Yes, I know, time to read it.
John Burton is a social care consultant.