Human capital in HR

Today I decided to add next 2 articles on this blog. First I will write one more time about Speakers Marathon. More exactly, I will write about action, group psychotherapy and human capital importance. Close to my love for marketing it’s also a little affection for HR and business administration. I’m interested to discover more about corporative behaviors, employee’s motivation and how to build a strong- action oriented team.

I learned a new term at Speakers Marathon, and is psychodrama or group psychotherapy. Thanks Ioana Stefanescu for your discourse and for the importance of the information transmitted. If I were not there, now I wouldn’t have discovered that one of my passions, the theater/ drama/ improvisation can help me in the field of human resources, and solving hidden problems of some companies.

As we know , when we look for a job , first we must outline our Personal Branding . About this subject I promise to do another post in the future . Let ‘s move on to the next step . I know who I am , I know my passions , talents and values. I get a job and I know what motivates me to go every day to the office. But what if after a while, it becomes a routine ? What you must do if you see one of your employees has an air of indifference ? What if all departments are beginning to complain about non comunication with others around?

Today I try to summarize the psychology of human capital or employees psychotherapy. Even though when you go to a simple interview, the lady for HR presents the company as a group of little enthusiastic people , friendly , like a small family, in reality, the depth is different ( most times).

Let me write about Jacob L. Moreno a bit . I know from his name not seems to be but is Romanian ! Was born in Bucharest in 1889 . He studied medicine, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Vienna, becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1917. He had rejected Freudian theory while still a medical student, and became interested in the potential of group settings for therapeutic practice.

In his autobiography, Dr. Moreno recalls this encounter with Sigmund Freud in 1912. “I attended one of Freud’s lectures. He had just finished an analysis of a telepathic dream. As the students filed out, he singled me out from the crowd and asked me what I was doing. I responded,

“Well, Dr. Freud, I start where you leave off. You meet people in the artificial setting of your office. I meet them on the street and in their homes, in their natural surroundings. You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again. You analyze and tear them apart. I let them act out their conflicting roles and help them to put the parts back together again.”

Moreno picked up where Freud left off, with his theory of interpersonal relations, and the development of his work in psychodrama, sociometry, group psychotherapy, sociodrama, and sociatry.

“You are more mental healthy as you have the ability to practice, to express, adequately, how many roles.”

His autobiography describes his position as threefold:

  • Spontaneity and creativity are the propelling forces in human progress, beyond and independent of libido and socioeconomic motives [that] are frequently interwoven with spontaneity-creativity, but [this proposition] does deny that spontaneity and creativity are merely a function and derivative of libido or socioeconomic motives.
  • Love and mutual sharing are powerful, indispensable working principles in group life. Therefore, it is imperative that we have faith in our fellow man’s intentions, a faith which transcends mere obedience arising from physical or legalistic coercion.
  • That a super dynamic community based on these principles can be brought to realization through new techniques.

This was an introduction to go directly to the essence. In a company, are not enough the trainings, professional development courses and some teambuildings. If your efforts to eliminate the monotony from your employees or create a close link between departments, have no effect, then reserve your time for concrete actions methods such as psychodrama, sociodrama, role play, playback theater, forum theater or other methods (e.g.: living newspaper).

Sociodrama is action method focused on group-centered learning and development of creative intelligence of the group. Role play is another method created by Moreno in 1910, and is created in a group when the client describes a person or object, which is problematic for him. In monologue, another technique, the client talks aloud about his thoughts, in order to build self-awareness. Finally, role reversal is a technique in which a client is asked to present another person, while in the second stage, the actor describes the client. This technique requires not only the client to think like is another person, but also has some benefits of mirroring.

Since I am passionate of theater / improvisation and sometimes I have much more creativity, in the future, I would like to study more these techniques and even get to work with teams from companies, in which to implement methods and achieve positive results. Yes, I really like to work with people, I like stories and I like to help my colleagues. I was never individualistic or selfish. I wish I will have more free time in the future to do some studies on human capital, psychodrama, sociodrama and role play.

I am preparing for the following article.

Have a Choco-Day!

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