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, […]
Elitism and self-importance are embarrassing cultural remnants and customs of past times
Finland has a small population and, in most important tasks, everybody knows each other. It is considered that the strength of Finland is equality and how we share joys and sorrows together without the cultural heritage of a class society. This is why it is weird that every important event has separate sections for VIPs […]
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.