Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To sort articles by Rankā€¦

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can specify Rank as the sort order when searching (it’s the default) which will put the articles which best matched your search on the top, and the complete results in descending relevance to your search. This feature is useful for finding the most important articles on a specific topic.

You can also change the sort order of results by selecting rank at the top of the search results pane after you perform a search. Note that rank order after a search only ranks up to 1000 maximum results that were returned; specifying rank in the search dialog ranks all possibilities before choosing the final 1000 (or less) to return.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Mattila, S. (2018). Understanding the Dynamics of Difference: How Ethics and Self-Awareness can Illuminate Choices. Organ. Soc. Dyn., 18(2):208-225.

(2018). Organizational and Social Dynamics, 18(2):208-225

Understanding the Dynamics of Difference: How Ethics and Self-Awareness can Illuminate Choices

Sari Mattila

This article is an attempt to look at ethics, ourselves, organisations, and psychoanalysis from the viewpoint of meaning making and how centrally our inner reality and beliefs create our organisations. In exploring the topic, I rely on insights, experiences, news, articles, and existing literature along with my experiences in teaching ethics or related subjects for MBA students. Many ethics discussions have excessively relied on outer aspects, not inner. Our internal space has been left alone: we occupy outer spaces as human mass, but not the inner ones. The mere reference to “character” is meaningless and an empty container without understanding what character means and how inner landscapes are presently cultivated—consciously or unconsciously. Since many therapy and therapeutical approaches have focused more on pathologies and diseases, the vast traditional knowing that exists throughout history, until now, has not been used to create and cultivate everyday understandings, experiences, and capacities to withstand ups and downs life inevitably provides. The main argument in this article is that ethics, psychoanalysis, and process oriented working need to be linked together to create more humanly organisations. The article concludes that learning to juggle multiple realities is the only way one can live with global mindsets, work with dialogue processes which address questions of meaning, and increase our capacity to hold and examine ethics.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the article. PEP-Web provides full-text search of the complete articles for current and archive content, but only the abstracts are displayed for current content, due to contractual obligations with the journal publishers. For details on how to read the full text of 2017 and more current articles see the publishers official website here.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.