Organizational Turbulence, Trouble and Trauma: Theorizing the Collapse of a Mental Health Setting

  title={Organizational Turbulence, Trouble and Trauma: Theorizing the Collapse of a Mental Health Setting},
  author={Michael D. Fischer},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={1153 - 1173}
Turbulence is usually considered a negative property of an organization’s environment. Yet turbulence is also a feature of an organization’s internal dynamics and may be useful for productivity. This article argues that interactions between the formal and informal management of trouble produce relational turbulence that may mobilize resources and collective action, or conversely lead to dysfunction and crisis. The author links relational psychoanalytic theory with social constructionist… 

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