Organizational Development Readings

E.G. Try Book or 2021 for a year (or maybe just an author / topic / keyword).

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Agazarian, Y.M. (1986). Application of Lewin's life space concept to the individual and group-as-a-whole systems in group psychotherapy. In E. Stivers & S. Wheelan (Eds.), The Lewin legacy: Field theory in current practice (pp. 101-112). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Agazarian, Y.M. (2010). Systems-centered theory and practice: The contribution of Yvonne Agazarian (Edited by SCTRI.) Livermore, CA: WingSpan Press. Reprint (2011). London, UK: Karnac Books.

Agazarian, Y.M., & Gantt, S.P. (2003). Phases of group development: Systems-centered hypotheses and their implications for research and practice. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 7(3), 238-252. doi: 10.1037/1089-2699.7.3.238

Agazarian, Y.M., & Gantt, S.P. (2005). The systems perspective. In S. Wheelan (Ed.), Handbook of group research and practice (pp. 187-200). Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage.

Agazarian, Y.M., & Philibossian, B. (1998). A theory of living human systems as an approach to leadership of the future with examples of how it works. In E. Klein, F. Gabelnick & P. Herr (Eds.), The psychodynamics of leadership (pp. 127-160). Madison, CT: Psychosocial Press.

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Agazarian, Y.M., Gantt, S.P., & Carter, F.B. (2021). Systems-centered training: An illustrated guide for applying a theory of living human systems. London, UK: Routledge.

Åkerlund, M. (2017). Leadership - a team process developed through context awareness. Scandinavian Journal of Organizational Psychology, 9(2), 6-18.

Davis, R. (2013). Creating the conditions for all voices to be heard: Strategies for working with differences. e-O&P Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, 20(1), 23-29.

Davis, R. (2014). Working across organisational boundaries: Shifting from complaining and blaming to problem-solving. e-O&P Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, 21(3), 22-37.

Farrier, A., Davis, R., Froggett, L., & Poursanidou, K. (2010). "Shotgun partnership": A systems-centered case study analysis. Journal of Place Management and Development, 3(2), 136 -148. doi: 10.1108/17538331011062685

Forsmark, J. (2017). Leading and teaching whitewater kayaking: Efficient outdoor leadership viewed from a theory of human living systems. (Master's thesis.) Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Gantt, S.P. (2005). Functional role-taking in organizations and work groups. Group Psychologist (APA Division 49 newsletter), 15(5), 15.

Gantt, S.P. (2009). The clinical pastoral circle: Using systems-centered methods to develop a clinical pastoral team. In C.F. Garlid, A.A. Zollfrank & G. Fitchett (Eds.), Expanding the circle: Essays in honor of Joan Hemenway (pp. 109-136). Decatur, GA: Journal of Pastoral Care Publications.

Gantt, S.P. (2011). Functional subgrouping and the systems-centered approach to group therapy. In J. Kleinberg (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of group psychotherapy (pp. 113-138). Oxford, UK: Wiley.

Gantt, S.P. (2013). Applying systems-centered theory (SCT) and methods in organizational contexts: Putting SCT to work. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 63(2), 234-258. doi: 10.1521/ijgp.2013.63.2.234

Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (2004). Systems-centered emotional intelligence: Beyond individual systems to organizational systems. Organizational Analysis, 12(2), 147-169.  doi: 10.1108/eb028990

Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (2010). Developing the group mind through functional subgrouping: Linking systems-centered training (SCT) and interpersonal neurobiology. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 60(4), 515-544. doi: 10.1521/ijgp.2010.60.4.515

Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (2007). Phases of system development in organizational work groups: The systems-centered approach for intervening in context. Organisational & Social Dynamics, 7(2), 253-291.

Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (2011). The group mind, systems-centred functional subgrouping, and interpersonal neurobiology. In E. Hopper & H. Weinberg (Eds.), The social unconscious in persons, groups, and societies: Volume 1: Mainly theory (pp. 99-123). London, UK: Karnac Books.

Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (Eds.) (2005). SCT in action: Applying the systems-centered approach in organizations. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse. Reprint (2006). London, UK: Karnac Books.

Kunneman, P., & Nordhauzen, P. (2022). Leve het team (Long live the team). Dutch Edition. The Netherlands: Boom Publishers.

O'Neill, R.M. (2014). Systems-centered management: A brief review of theory, practice and research. Review of Public Administration and Management, 2(1). doi: 10.4172/2315-7844.1000144

O'Neill, R.M., & Mogle, J. (2015). Systems-centered functional subgrouping and large group outcome. GROUP: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 39(4), 303-317. doi:

O'Neill, R.M., Murphy, V., Mogle, J., MacKenzie, M.J., MacGregor, K.L., Pearson, M., & Parekh, M. (2013). Are systems-centered teams more collaborative, productive and creative? Journal of Team Performance Management, 19(3/4), 201-221. doi: 10.1108/TPM-04-2012-0015

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Stivers, E., & Wheelan, S. (Eds.) (1986). The Lewin legacy: Field theory in current practice. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Sundlin, A.-L., & Sundlin, P. (2014). Taking up your role: How to shift between life and work without losing yourself. Cambridge, MA: Catalyst Communications Press.

Sundlin, A.-L., Söderhjelm, T.M., & Sandahl, C. (2022). Making rapid shifts in work roles – an essential teamwork skill. An exploratory study of facilitating and inhibiting factors. Team Performance Management, 28(7/8), 461-475. doi: 10.1108/TPM-01-2022-0003