chapter  2
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The method of observing organisations

ByWilhelm Skogstad

We cannot approach organisations with the same research method as we employ in a psychoanalytic practice. When observing a complex organisation (usually part of a larger one), rather than an individual, we do not have the brief to treat and give interpretations, and so feedback on our conclusions is limited. In this respect our position is closer to researchers using psychoanalytic ideas than to those in a psychoanalytic clinical practice.