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2016 | 4 | nr 3 | 41--51
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The Tyrant-in-the-Mind: Influences on Worker Behaviour in a Post-Totalitarian Organization

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Tyran w umyśle: wpływ na zachowanie pracownicze w organizacji posttotalitarnej
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This paper is an extended single case study exploring worker behaviour in a post-totalitarian organisation - a large secondary school. It uses theoretical contributions from political science exploring totalitarian regimes and from systems-psychodynamics, specifically ideas of narcissism and the concept of the-organisation-in-the-mind, as well as the concepts of role, task and boundary. It proposes that due to narcissistic needs, a tyrannical leader over-identified with his/her organisation to the extent that his/her own ego needs were merged with organisational needs. This was then taken in by the followers as their version of the organisation-in-the-mind, but with a specific addition: because the tyrant and the organisation are synonymous, they took in an organisational manifestation of the tyrant - the tyrant in the mind. This became the unconscious predicate shaping subsequent organisational behaviour, leading to increased conflict and ineffectiveness. Implications for leaders entering a post-totalitarian organisation and the nature of interventions are discussed, as are further lines of enquiry.(original abstract)
Artykuł przedstawia przypadek ilustrujący zachowania pracownicze w posttotalitarnej organizacji, jaką jest duża szkoła średnia. Czerpie z dorobku nauk politycznych badających reżimy totalitarne oraz z założeń podejścia systemowo-psychodynamicznego; odwołuje się do koncepcji narcyzmu oraz organizacji w umyśle, a także do takich pojęć, jak role, zadania i granice organizacyjne. Autor dowodzi, że lider-tyran, ze względu na swoje narcystyczne potrzeby, nadmiernie utożsamia się z organizacją, czyniąc to do takiego stopnia, że jego własne potrzeby zlewają się z potrzebami organizacji. Takie podejście przejmują podwładni, tworząc swoje wersje organizacji w umyśle, ze specyficznym jednak dodatkiem: ponieważ tyran i organizacja stały się synonimami, pracownicy tworzą manifestację organizacji jako tyrana w swoich własnych umysłach. Staje się to źródłem nieświadomych założeń, które kształtują zachowania organizacyjne, co w konsekwencji prowadzi do eskalacji konfliktów i spadku efektywności całej organizacji. W artykule omawiane są konsekwencje takiej sytuacji dla liderów wchodzących do posttotalitarnych organizacji oraz dyskutowane są możliwe działania interwencyjne.(abstrakt oryginalny)
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