Personality and the organization man
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Barrington, T. J. 'Personality and the organization man'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XX, Part IV, 1960/1961, pp7-41
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I should begin by declaring my interest. It is that, as Blake has it, without Man, Nature is barren. Or, in twentieth century terms, the creative and dynamic forces that lead to progress derive from the human personality. If this is conceded, it follows that if we wish, in Mr. Whitaker's words, to release ?a dynamic of progress? we should be much concerned with insuring the-free development of the human personality. In the context of social development, the decisive contribution is made, or is to be made by and through organizations. My aim here is to suggest the significance to the effectiveness of organizations of more positively concerning themselves with problems of personality especially in relation to recruitment.
Description:Read before a joint meeting of the Society and the Institute of Public Administration, 16 December 1960
Author: Barrington, T. J.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XX, Part IV, 1960/1961
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