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Schlemenson, A. Silvani, C. (2005). An Innovative Approach to the Theory and Practice of Organizational Analysis: My Journey with Elliott Jaques. Int. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Stud., 2(4):345-364.
  

(2005). International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2(4):345-364

An Innovative Approach to the Theory and Practice of Organizational Analysis: My Journey with Elliott Jaques

Aldo Schlemenson, Ph.D. and Carlos Silvani, Ph.D.

This article highlights the author's experience working with Elliott Jaques and his theory for over 35 years in Argentina. It examines the development of Jaques' theoretical approach to organizational theory over two decades, transforming from a psychological to a social theoretical framework. Emphasis is put in the notions of the organizational structure, the hierarchical managerial system, stratification, and the managerial accountability in a manner that allows for a systematic analysis. The “time-span of discretion” instrument is the means for evaluating jobs and for having access to extant organization. This approach allows a process of change combining effectiveness with a humanistic democratization of the workplace and ethics. This article provides examples of projects implemented in the public administration area, verifying the consistency of the theory and its practical applications, in particular concerning individual capabilities, the talent pool, and their evaluation. It contains a Foreword by Dr Carlos Silvani, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

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