Theoretical Framework

OFEK’s approach combines psychoanalytic and systemic understandings to groups, organizations and social processes. This unique combination allows for an understanding of organizations as open systems, and stresses emotional, irrational and unconscious elements in group and organizational processes.

OFEK’s fundamental assumption is that ignoring these components undermines the efficiency of groups and of individuals in taking up roles in organizations. People and organizations today must adapt to a changing, more complex reality than in the past. Hence, acquiring skills in identifying unconscious processes in groups, and understanding the complex relations between the individual and the system, contributes directly to the ability to take up roles creatively, from a position of authority and responsibility.

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