The Psychology of Fear in Organizations: How to Transform Anxiety


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In the context of global economic recession, fear has become institutionalized in many organizations, both in the private and public sectors. Board directors are under pressure from shareholders, senior executives are attempting to maintain sales in a nervous market and many people are concerned about job security and maintaining their living standards. 

The Psychology of Fear in Organizations shows how fear manifests itself in large organizations, how it impacts on the workforce and how by reducing our willingness to take risks and to innovate, it can inhibit economic growth and innovation, at both an individual and corporate level. 

The Psychology of Fear in Organizations examines the psychological barriers to innovation and presents initiatives to loosen the paralysis caused by the economic downturn. It presents psychological theory in an accessible way to provide a better understanding of the needs and fears of people and how they can be supported to improve productivity and innovation. 

About the Author 

Dr. Sheila Keegan is a Chartered Psychologist and has a doctorate in organizational change. In 1983, she co-founded Campbell Keegan Ltd, a business psychology consultancy working in the private and public sectors. An organizational consultant and qualitative researcher for more than 25 years, she helps clients in the private and public sectors to make better decisions in the areas of business strategy, social policy and organizational change management. 

She is a Fellow of the Market Research Society and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
NameThe Psychology of Fear in Organizations: How to Transform Anxiety
AuthorDr. Sheila Keegan
Published Year2015
Page Count288
PublisherKogan Page
FormatPaperback
SKU9780749472542-AMZ
ISBN9780749472542