Developing new understandings about the National Dynamics of Finland
This article is the result of the work of six members of the Finnish Think Tank: Dynamics of Groups and Societies (RYD). It is the continuation of a workshop led by Dr Mannie Sher of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in 2019. The authors of this article are Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Sinikka Torkkola, Pertti Ahonen, […]
Primitive Wars & Corporate Battles: A New Way?
The human species has been struggling with how to live together peacefully for over a 2,000 years. On every continent and in every locality there is a story of a war, an uprising, a suppression and the countless numbers of bodies slaughtered and blood spilled in the process of winning or losing. This thirst for […]
The increasing appreciation of time as one grows older
Senescence is a long and important period in life that increases the meaning of time and evaluation of its use. When one perceives that one’s days are numbered, one considers more carefully how one invests one’s time.
Portraying humans: roles in everyday life and in theatre
The roles individuals play in life are essential building blocks for their identities, and new kinds of roles may even at best increase their quality of life and their possibilities to make a difference in society. The research project Art as work and as a working tool has studied how one grows into the roles […]
Redundancy – What it does to people *
In our society work is a source of self-esteem, of social gratification. The loss of a job, therefore, means that the whole structure of the meaning of their life collapses. Redundancy results in profound bereavement as if the redundant were mourning their own death.