Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO)
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Volume XXIV • Issue 59 • 2018 (Already published)
Guest editor(s): Daniel, Bonnet
The uneasiness in organizations
Are the concepts of Being and Uneasiness within organizations distinct and separable? Would separating mean to be evasive regarding the treatment of uneasiness as well as that of the Being? To consider them in their unity isn’t that simple and requires to open up the barrier of knowledge. In management, through different conceptualizations, another symbolic third part reaps off what the subject of otherness is deprived of, its emancipation, its being and its future. That is Uneasiness. A certain form of fetishism structures the thinking of management in our economies, which have become a value of use and the market, around which the conventions of constraint and obligation are structured. But it is the relationship of the subject to his or her Being that establishes the transition from neurosis to suffering which leads to perversion. Desire is constantly short-circuited by the attachment of the satisfaction to the correlates of Uneasiness. Whatever the approach, however honorable, the same problem comes back to the same place. The contributions presented in Issue Number 59 in RIPCO question this problem. The common thread determines a clinical compass for the management of organizations. These works characterize a twist in management research aimed at better understanding the enigma of the ambivalent grip of desire. Obviously, management wants to dissociate what is inseparable, thus avoiding the recognition of the fantasy of lambasting. Does the supposed improvement of management practices actually contribute to refining it? A child is beaten up. (Freud, 1919).
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Author(s) :  Daniel, Bonnet ; Emmanuel, Diet
Pages :  5 - 10
Type :  Introduction
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Title :  Demential processes and Importance of negative in geriatrics: from the ideal of care to professional malaise
Author(s) :  Christine, Louchard Chardon
Abstract :  Institutional change and managerial practices do not spare the places of life that are Institutions of Accommodation for Elderly Dependent (EHPAD). This contribution aims to clarify what is «to be managed» and to adapt in these institutions. It questions the presence and effects of the insane processes on the caregivers, their daily work and the failures of this work. There are many paradoxes and abysses in a place where professional investments are confronted with psychological disorganization, degradation and death. The counter-investments are massive: there is no time-out for the caregivers as for the institution. Everyone has the feeling of being exhausted by the task, trying to gain time while the passing time is obviously a time that leads the residents to death. The act of doing and acting therefore replace thought. The realization of the tasks, the organization and the schedules take center stage. The symbolic dimensions of frameworks and devices, the purpose of what is implemented, the meaning of work, are lost. To the disintegration of the thinking apparatus of the demented elder responds that of the apparatus of thinking of the professionals and the institution. The resumption of professionalism requires the support of the group, the devices and the frameworks that block the arbitrariness and the return of infantile omnipotence. The authors emphasize the importance of structuring teamwork, framework meetings, building common representations and reading institutional movements. This is where the management and the clinic have to find a way to bond. This implies new ways of thinking and working.
Keywords:  caregivers, geriatrics, dementia, subject, institution
Pages :  11 - 26
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Joint violence and dependence in the work. Sustainable professionalization and empowerment.
Author(s) :  Gregory, Gouyet ; Max, Masse
Abstract :  Structural evolutions within the French hospital public service impact strongly on professional activities and on social relationships since decade. To the everyday life of the work of the joint violence practice are applied between employer and agents. The latter are dependent on institutional and legal positions and on postures arisen from the contractual relation and from the link of legal subordination. From the theories of the commitment, the professional identity and the dependence our contribution on speculative aim suggests destroying the sacred aura of the working relationship and of the relation of authority from the point of view of the agents and from the point of view of the employer. The theories of the learning and in particular the posture socioconstructiviste are going to offer us the opportunity to rethink their relations: by learning together and by confronting their knowledge, experiences, constraints … the resolution of the conflicts sociocognitifs which make a commitment becomes a resource for the well-being of each. To reach there, the health and the safety in the work establish constitute at the same time the object and the purpose of their interactions. So, our contribution to speculative reach settles for ambition to open a new track of action between employer and agents to transform resistant and conflictions in dynamics shared by improvement of the conditions of work et at work of each.
Keywords:  dependence, empowerment, health, work, professionalization
Pages :  27 - 50
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Reinvent yourself in independence. exploratory analysis of the identity transition between employment and professional autonomy.
Author(s) :  Cindy, Felio ; Jean-Yves, Ottmann
Abstract :  This article examines the process of identisation (Tap, 2005) for people in professional transition, from employee to self-employed. Built on several successive observations and interviews, the study shows that three professional identities are possible during this transition, all strongly linked to a temporal dimension and mechanisms of narration of its identity.
Keywords:  self-employment, sense of identity, work transition, stories, biographical method, observation
Pages :  51 - 67
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Professional Mentoring, Causes and Solutions of Burnout. When the symbolism of mentoring is not respected.
Author(s) :  Thomas, Sorreda
Abstract :  Links between mentorship and professional burnout is a subject studied partly through a positivist approach for which the former is likely to act positively on the second. It is true that a favorable influence of the existence of a mentoring system has been brought to light, particularly through the work of psychoanalysts. Nevertheless, the particular framework of a consulting organization where interpersonal relationship are highly fluctuating can reveal elements of complexity that generate many ills. Through an ethnographic study we seek to question consultants to lead them to take a reflexive approach in their relationship to professional mentoring especially when they are in a mentorship situation.
Keywords:  consulting, ethnography, reflexivity, life story
Pages :  69 - 88
Type :  Research paper
APA :  Sorreda, T. (2018) Le mentorat professionnel, causes et solution du burnout. Lorsque la symbolique du mentorat n’est pas respectée. Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO), XXIV(59), pp. 69-88
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Title :  Taking care of work-related psychological health disorders: a comparative study between Sweden and France.
Author(s) :  Jonathan, Benelbaz ; Andrés, Davila
Abstract :  The aim of our research is to explore theory and practice influencing the way work-health professionals deal with work-related psychological health disorders in France and Sweden. The main theoretical and scientific orientations of both countries are studied in order to explore differences and similarities impacting therapeutic settings in both countries. We conducted a qualitative study including 42 interviews with various practitioners (psychologists, general physicians, ergonomists and organizational consultants). The research allowed identifying different stages in the way practitioners handle the patients with psychological work-related disorders. According to the results, practitioners are indeed influenced by the two different theoretical and scientific orientations and use different techniques. However, each setting aimed towards the objective: taking care of the patient psychological health.
Keywords:  comparative study, methods of care, scientific orientation, psychological disorders at work
Pages :  89 - 105
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The perverse dimension of management. Insights from a psychopathological perspective of management.
Author(s) :  Mathias, Naudin ; Benoît, Blanchard
Abstract :  As numerous authors observe in our society a shift from nevrotic relational modes to perverse relational modes, our objective is to observe how management, by nature as well as through its effects, includes a perverse dimension. For that purpose, by confronting extensive observations on the field and a critical review of academic literature, we seek to establish the main characteristics of management (foundations, objectives, pillars). As regards the perverse dimension, we will essentially focus on the basis of perversion in its relational dynamic (with a special emphasis on the need to reify the individual and take pleasure in its degradation) and on the way in which it may develop in a social environment. Seen through this lens, management displays numerous perverse dimensions: it appears as an ideological fetish which catalyzes perverse social tendencies, which perverts the institutional frameworks, whereas the processes and dynamics which establish and express it replicate a typically perverse functioning (illusion of omnipotence, narcissistic seduction, modification and inversion of the rules and framework of the social game, inter alia through the denial of the subjectivity of individuals – which is moreover captured, standardised and instrumentalised ; diversion of intrapsychic instances and of identifications through the imposition of managerial imperatives and the dissolution of subjectivity, the deployment of devitalised scripts and subjectless processes, or the rejection of conflictuality and thought. Ultimately, by nature as well as through its effects, management encourages the emergence of perverse psychic nucleuses within individuals, and, at an adaptational level, of perverse individual and collective defence mechanisms. In other words, management encourages perverse individuals and perverse behaviours, inter alia because they have become socially efficient.
Keywords:  management, perversity,perverse, reification, process, suffering
Pages :  107 - 138
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The actor subject of contradictory intersubjectivity. Hodology of the transformations and enantiological genesis of the subject.
Author(s) :  Daniel, Bonnet
Abstract :  This article sheds light on the implementation of a clinical intervention mechanism in the transformation of the mental structures of the organization’s functioning and management. It shows how the actor can enter into a work of reflexivity as soon as the device allows them to operate in contradictory intersubjectivity. The actor becomes subject of his space of efficiency, denominated space hodological. It sets in motion and undertakes a process of transformation of its mental.
Keywords:  contradictory subjectivity, hodology, enantiology, transformation, change
Pages :  139 - 161
Type :  Research paper
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