Is There Anything to —Encounter Groups'—

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 1, Pg. 67-68

Document Type: Feature article


Group therapy in some cases is working for Weight Watchers, Alcoholics Anonymous, drug addicts, couples whose marriages are in trouble. Here are brief case histories of some of these. The same idea can work on the job, by fostering the feeling that the entire organization is a team. Groups seem to work better for those in trouble, than do Encounter Groups for the mentally healthy. Possible reasons why are outlined. The goal of developing human resources — to the benefit of the employer and employee alike — rather than employer exploiting his manpower, is introduced.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Professional societies | Business organizations | Team building | Employees

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