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The Summer edition of e-O&P theme is 'Reciprocity in organisational life'. Guest Editors Anna Fairtlough and Erica Piasecka.
4th 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 her account of her travels in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras with the Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America, Veera Mo stresses the need for solidarity -- as opposed to aid -- if we are to come to terms with divisive social structures and histories. Veera argues that solidarity is vital in promoting reciprocal relationships on an equal basis; before joining the dance we must first be open to it. She discusses some of the challenges involved in international cooperation projects, but mostly focuses on the optimism and creativity she encountered during her time with various local grassroots movements working to create positive change
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