Il mentalizzare nelle organizzazioni. Un modello di comprensione del benessere e della sofferenza nei contesti lavorativi

Giovanni Di Stefano, Bruna Piacentino, Giuseppe Ruvolo

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Mentalizing in Organizations. A Model to Understand Well-Being and Sufferance in Work Contexts

Moving from the constructs of ‘mentalization’ and ‘reflective function’ (Fonagy and colleagues), this paper develops the concept of ‘mentalizing in organizations’, understood as a process of construction of shared meaning in the work contexts, whose the absence or deterioration produces suffering in organizational experience, exposing individuals to significant psychosocial risks. This model converges in outlining a framework in which the absence of a reflective competence and the lack of symbolization of the experience of work fall on the perception of own role, and on the relationship with colleagues and management, producing unsustainability of the work experience. The availability of reflective spaces that are inscribed in the ordinary dimension of work, thus appears as a solution capable of promoting organizational well-being.


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Mentalization, mentalizing in organizations, reflective competence, organizational well-being

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