The research associates of the Center for Psychosocial Organization Studies will hosted a professional development workshop at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management on August 8, 2020 at 4:30pm ET (New York time). This virtual, asynchronous workshop was available on the conference website through October 31, 2020.
The workshop, entitled “Broadening Our Sight: Seeing Change Differently through Psychoanalysis”, is designed to explore the use of psychoanalysis in studying and facilitating organizational change. In particular, we want to explore a number of important questions for psychoanalytically informed organizational change practitioners and scholars: Can psychoanalysis illuminate resistance to change by helping us “see” it differently? Can a psychoanalytically informed approach create more ethical and equitable change processes? Or, does a psychoanalytic approach reinforce the power differentials it purports to surface? This workshop will benefit researchers and practitioners who, regardless of career stage, wish to engage with the complexities of psychoanalysis. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of a range of psychoanalytic perspectives and how psychoanalysis may contribute to “broadening our sight” in ways that foster more equitable, healthy, and enriching human relations in organizational change efforts.