Role of Leadership in Facilitating Healing and Renewal in Times of Organizational Trauma and Change
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Role of Leadership in Facilitating Healing and Renewal in Times of Organizational Trauma and Change

Lynda Byrd-Poller (Thomas Nelson Community College, USA), Jennifer L. Farmer (Renewed Mindset LLC, USA) and Valerie Ford (ISP Global Communications LLC, USA)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799870166|ISBN10: 1799870162|EISBN13: 9781799870180|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7016-6


Trauma can affect organizations just as it affects individuals, families and communities. Sometimes, the disruptions are external and caused by societal, economic or political changes. Individual trauma--the individual mental and emotional disruptions that affect the well-being of self often contribute to organizational trauma. Organizational trauma is currently playing out in our organizations today and organizational scholars, leaders and managers are looking for ways to mitigate this trauma without having explicit knowledge or understanding of how to deal with it. Despite the increasing need to better understand organizational trauma and how to address it, this stream of research has not played a prominent role in mainstream organization and management theory. Understanding trauma, its antecedents and outcomes as well as how it can be mitigated is a critical goal of this book.

This book will be valuable to leaders, managers, and staff--anyone who might encounter trauma at work at some point in their career. This book is of interest to leaders because they play a crucial role in recognizing and managing organizational trauma; it offers insights for addressing organizational trauma as well as strengthening resilience, individually and collectively, and applying restorative practices that heal. An organization may be traumatized by events, such as a hostile takeover, the firing of a leader or executive, or downsizing of staff. Organizational trauma is influenced by the psychological trauma that each individual experiences independent of the organization. The chapters in this book are shared from notable authors discussing the importance of leadership and resilience in the face of trauma.

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