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Ernest Medows1
  • 1 “Camelot: Experts in Managenment and Leadership” Inc., 1150 Silverado St., La Jolla, CA. 92037, USA

Person-centered Approach in Organizational Relationships (in English)

2014. Vol. 4. No. 2. P. 46–52 [issue contents]
Opportunities and specifics of application of the Person-Centered Approach (PCA) to the organizational relations and development are discussed in article. The article represents compilation of the program articles "Differences" and “The Strategic Future of the PCA” and descriptions of four person-centered skills. A careful analysis of differences between the Client-Centered psychotherapy, as a private model of the constructive helping relationships, and the Person-Centered Approach, as a general model for all everyday relationships, is carried out. It is emphasized, that in the everyday relationships the Person-Centered skills are used on the basis of a free choice in interests of the Self; the Person-Centered skills are a tool set, not a set of values, obligatory/imperative for use. It is specified that application of this approach to the organizational relations and development brings essential effect in the form of growth of productivity of the organization ("any work is carried out by means of the relations") and in satisfactions with the relationships of employees. It is claimed that as soon as  business is the dominating institution of  modern civilization, creating significant social changes, there is an opportunity to influence these changes through application of the Person-Centered approach to organizational development. It is informed that ‘Pajaro Group’ is created – the international group of the specialists applying PCA in organizations, which pursues the aim of introduction of critical mass of PCA in business for such influence. It is strategically important in information age, which is characterized by «high tech” and “high touch”.  In the provided descriptions of the Person-Centered skills their purposes, nuances of application and effects are specified, and also the algorithm of their application in everyday -- including – business -- relations is described.

Citation: Medows E. (2014). Person-centered Approach in Organizational Relationships [Person-centered Approach in Organizational Relationships]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 4, no 2, pp. 46-52 (in English)
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