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The Summer edition of e-O&P theme is 'Reciprocity in organisational life'. Guest Editors Anna Fairtlough and Erica Piasecka.
8th article in this edition
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The 2017 summer edition of e-O&P explores Reciprocity in Organisational Life. The ‘dance of reciprocity’ is a concept developed by social scientists during the 1970s. Based on observations between infants and carers, it proposes that human interactions typically involve stages of initiation, orientation, attention, acceleration, a peak of excitement, deceleration and withdrawal or turning away. This edition explores its potential applications for personal and organisational development.
In a conversation with her sister Kate Fairtlough, Anna Fairtlough asks how reciprocity is rooted in the running of La Burra Verde, Kate’s organic olive farm and the association of the same name in Andalucia, Spain. As an organisation committed to “developing models of sustainable and cooperative living and working”, La Burra Verde takes in volunteers who live and work on the farm, as well as participants who attend courses and workshops, and guests for eco-holidays.
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The Summer 2017 edition of e-O&P is open and freely available to all. It is full of conversations, all unfinished. We hope you will want to join in. You can download a pdf of the full Summer 2017 edition here.
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