Can organisations make people ill?

In my previous post1 I argued that rather than talk about corporate or organisational pathology it might make more sense to speak of corporate pathologisation or the pathological effects of corporate life.  Otherwise we end up treating the organisation itself as the pathological subject, which creates all kinds of conceptual …

Corporate pathology?

As a psychoanalytic practitioner one of the things that has always intrigued me is whether social institutions or formations can be ‘pathological’, in the same way that an individual can be described as ‘pathological’, or in the use of terms such as ‘psychopathology’ and ‘psychopath’.   According to my dictionary, the …

City madness?

As mentioned in previous posts, there is a (growing) view that the City and other major corporate institutions are being run by psychopaths.  I’ve already cited the work of Clive Boddy on this subject, but other commentators have also observed there is something quite pathological about large corporate environments.  At …