This section includes many of the articles, papers and presentations written by Worklab principals. This represents our commitment to deepening and refining our work through reflection with clients, other consultants, and the academic community. In many instances there are hyperlinks to the documents themselves; if you would like copies of the others please feel free to contact us. We are also honored to offer the archive of writing about social and organizational dynamics of our former colleague Laurence J. Gould. Dr. Gould, who tragically died in May of 2010, was a leading figure in the field of socio-analysis and systems psychodynamics for more than four decades and leaves a rich legacy of scholarship and reflective consultation that is represented by these articles.

James Krantz

“Social Defences in the Information Age” in Social Defences against Anxiety:  Explorations in the Paradigm.  M. Rustin and D. Armstrong (eds.) London: Karnac, 2014

“Reflective Space and the Exercise of Power” in Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability   Halina Brunning (ed.) London: Karnac, 2013

“Approaching twenty-first century, information-based Organisations” in Humanness in Organisations: A Psychodynamic Contribution   Leopold Vansina (ed.)   London:  Karnac, 2013

“Work Culture Analysis and Reflective Space” Socio-analytic Methods: Discovering the Hidden in Organisations and Social Systems   Susan Long (ed.) London: Karnac Books, 2013

“Socio-analysis: a method for thinking systemically about relationships at work” Socio-analytic methods to study and change groups and organizations E. Acuna & M. Sanfuentes (eds) Santiago, Chile:  Editorial Universitaria, 2013

“Past and Present as a Mirror of the Future” Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World   H. Brunning (ed.) London: Karnac 2012

“Notes on Otherness” Kav Ofek December 2011, No. 12 pp. 59 – 60

“Reflective citizenship: an organizational perspective” L. Gould, A. Lucey, and L. Stapley (eds.) The Reflective Citizen: Organizational and Social Dynamics London: Karnac, 2011 pp. 149 – 162

Review of Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction” Howard Schwartz   London: Karnac, 2010   in Organisational and Social Dynamics   Vol.11, No. 2.  pp. 231 – 235

Review of Politics, Identity, and Emotion   Paul Hoggett   London: Paradigm Publishers, 2009.  Organisational and Social Dynamics, Vol.11, No 1 pp. 127 – 131

“The Myth that Binds”   H. Brunning & M. Perini (eds.)   Psychoanalytic Perspectives on a Turbulent World   London: Karnac 2010

“Social Defences and 21st Century Organizations: A Tribute to the Contribution of Isabel Menzies-Lyth”   British Journal of Psychotherapy   26.2, May 2010 pp. 192-201

“The Evolution of Basic Assumptions in Twenty-first Century Organizations” Socio-Analysis   Volume 11, 2009, pp. 1-15

“Forward” in Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations B. Sievers (ed.) London: Karnac, 2009

“Vitalidad Organizacional y el estado fundamentalista de la mente” Jornal Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, año XXV, No 1-2, Enero-Junio 2009.

“Un marco para la consultoría del role organizacional” with M. Maltz. Coaching: Análisis Del Rol Organizacional. E. Acuña & M. Sanfuentes (eds.) Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, 2009.

“Sources of Hope in Contemporary Organizations” in A. Ahlers-Niemann, B. Sievers, R. Redding Mersky & U. Bremer (eds) The Normal Madness in Organizations: Socio-analytic thoughts and interventions.  Dusseldorf:  EHP-Verlag Andreas Kohlhage.

“Bricks Without Mortar: The Decline of Sentience in Global Organizations,” with Gould, L. presented at the OPUS Conference, 2005 (forthcoming)

“Einige Gedanken über Reflexion in Organisationen” (Reflection in Organizations)   Freie Assoziation  Zeitschrift für das Unbewusste in Organisation und Kultur 8 2005, 2

“Fundamentalism and the Search for Mature Hope” E.J. Miller Memorial Lecture, OPUS, London. Journal of Organisational and Social Dynamics Vol. 6, no. 2, 2006   pp. 258-272

“Leadership, Betrayal and Adaptation” Human Relations   Vol. 59(2), 2006 pp. 221-240

“Dilemmas of Organizational Change: A Systems Perspective.”  L. Gould, M. Stein & L. Stapley (eds.) The Systems Psychodynamics of OrganizationsLondon: Karnac Books, 2001

“Anxiety & the New Order” in E. Klein, F. Gabelnick and P. Herr (eds.) Leadership in the 21st Century   Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 1998

“A Framework for Consulting to Organizational Role” with M. Maltz Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research Spring, 1997, volume 49, no. 2 pp.137-151

“Parallel Processes as Scaffolding: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ad Hoc Processes” with T. Gilmore.  In Alan A. Altschuler & Robert D. Behn Innovations in American Government: Opportunities, Challenges and Dilemmas.  Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1997

“A New Vision for Public Service Education,” with E. Schall Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996, Vol. 7, No. 3.

“Revitalizing Human Service Organizations: An Action Research Perspective” with E. Schall  Residential Treatment For Children & Youth, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1995, Pages 55 – 74, 1994

“Innovation in the Public Sector:  Managing the Tension between Protection and Encapsulation”   with T. Gilmore Journal of Policy Analysis and Management   Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 1992

“Listening with the Third Ear in Organizational Consulting:  Projective Identification in the Consulting Relationship” in M. Kets de Vries (ed.) Organizations on the Couch:  Handbook of Psychoanalysis and Management.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991

“Lessons from the Field:  An Essay on the Crisis of Leadership in Contemporary Organizations.”  Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Vol. 26, No. 1, 1990   pp. 49-64

“The Splitting of Leadership and Management as a Social Defense” with T. Gilmore Human Relations   Vol. 43, No. 2, 1990   pp. 183-204 Reprinted in:  Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations London: Karnac, 2009

“Group Relations in Context” in J. Gillette & M. McCollom (eds.) Groups In Context:  A New Perspective on Groups Dynamics New York: Addison-Wesley, 1990

“A Biography of Eric Trist” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Vol. 26, 1990   pp. vii-viii

Review of “Industrialization Revisited” Savage, Jr., Charles and Lombard, George.  Sons of the Machine Cambridge, MA:  The MIT Press, 1986.  Contemporary Sociology, May, 1989.

“The Managerial Couple: The Superior-Subordinate Relationship as a Unit of Analysis.” Journal of Human Resource Management   Vol. 28, No 2, 1989   pp. 161-175 Reprinted in The Dynamics of Organizations L. Hirschhorn and C. Barnett (ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1993

Description and Assessment of the Administration of Romania’s Social Welfare System for Children and Families  with D. Tobis and J. Meltzer  Bucharest, Romania: United Nations Children’s Fund, 1993

Review of In the Age of the Smart Machine by Soshanna Zuboff New York: Basic Books, 1988. Sloan Management Review   Fall, 1988

Review of The Family in Business P. Rosenblatt, L. de Mik and R. Anderson San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1985. Family Business Review   Vol. 1, No 2, summer, 1988

Irrationality in Social and Organizational Life (ed.) Washington, D.C.: The A.K. Rice Institute, 1987

“Group Process under Conditions of Organizational Decline” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Vol. 21, No. 1, February 1985.  Reprinted in Readings in Organizational Decline K. Cameron, R. Sutton and D. Whetten (eds.) Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Pubs., Co., 1987

“Action-Based Modes of Inquiry and the Host-Researcher Relationship” with T. Gilmore, R. Ramirez, Consultation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1986

“Projective Identification in the Consulting Relationship: Exploring the Unconscious Dimensions of a Client System,” with T. Gilmore. Human Relations Vol. 38, No.12, 1985 pp 1159-1177. Reprinted in Freie AssoziationProjektive Identifizierung in der Organisationsberatung” 6.Jahrgang, Heft 2/2003 pp 53-72 Reprinted in Sievers, B. Psychodynamik von Organisationen  Beisen: Psychosozial-Verlag, 2008 pp 267-289

Editor: Theory Section Group Relations Reader II.  A. Colman and M. Geller (eds.) Washington, D.C.: A.K. Rice Institute, 1985

“Developmental Processes of Residency Education” with H. Rotbart, W. Nelson & R. Doughty  American Journal of Diseases of Children Vol. 139, Aug. 1985

“Teaching Fundamental Issues in Group and Interpersonal Relations:  An Intervention Designed to Enhance Resident Learning, Productivity, and the Quality of Work Life.” with R. Doughty   American Journal of Diseases of Children (Vol. 139, Dec. 1985, pp. 1206-1210)

“Unconscious Planning in Natural Work Groups,” with L. Hirschhorn, Human Relations, Vol. 35, No 10, 1982