Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations
by Cand.psych Gitte Haslebo & Cand.psych Maja Loua Haslebo A TAOS Institute Publication, 2012.
In unforeseeable ways, events in organizations can lead to loss of face, violations of personal dignity, damaged relationships and poor results. Managers, employees and consultants search for ideas that might help them deal with complicated situations in morally respectful ways. By telling nine dramatic real life stories the authors illustrate how managers, employees and consultants might find inspiration in key social constructionist concepts and relational ethics. They introduce and unfold five key moral obligations in relational ethics: social responsibility, dialogic obligations, shared responsibility for positioning, inquiry of value to the work community and the obligation to interact as morally responsible agents.
"Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations is a wonderful book and I recommend it highly. It moves forward the discussion about ethics in organizations within a social constructionist perspective. Beautifully written and a delight to read, it provides an opportunity for English-readers to see how familiar ideas are being developed and practiced in a less familiar social, political, and institutional context, and - most importantly, from my perspective - the authors succeed in inscribing their wisdom and humanity. The book shows how we can make relational ethics support our being human in organizations."
- W. Barnett Pearce, Professor Emeritus at Fielding Graduate University, California
If you want to buy the book and have it sent to Denmark, please order it on the TAOS Institute's website. Use this link -http://www.taosinstitute.net/practicing-relational-ethics-in-organizations. For shipping options choose "international". The price for the book Is §24 plus delivery. The book will be shipped from the U.K. by postal services. Delivery costs vary as to the number of books you want to buy. Delivery time is approximately 6-10 days. You can also order the book by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with information about billing and delivery addresses.
Systems and Meaning - Consulting in Organizations
by Cand.psych Gitte Haslebo & Cand.psych Kit Sanne Nielsen
This book by Haslebo and Nielsen was originally written in Danish and published in Denmark, where it has had four printings. We felt that these authors bring a new perspective to systemic work with organisations, and since there is far too little writing to match the amount of work being done in this area, we decided that this was an important book to add to our series. Readers will immediately feel familiar with the values and the conceptual framework that underpin Haslebo and Nielsen's work. They see organisational problems occurring in a particular context, they clearly trace the way problems arise out of relations amongst the different parts of the larger system, and they pursue the meanings that these problems have for individuals and organisations alike. Yet they also introduce new conceptual models, such as Kolb's model of experiential learning. But these authors are, above all, practitioners. They earn their living through their work with organisations, and it is this precious first-hand experience that must somehow be understood and articulated so that other practitioners can take the ideas into their own settings. The case studies are presented in some depth and are used to illustrate the way systemic concepts are translated into consultation work. Although this book is clearly written and accessible for practitioners out to work with organisation's, it is the depth of experience of the authors that comes through on every page.
David Campbell and Ros Draper, from their Foreword
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