The psychoanalysis of organizations

“Libido is the energy of those instincts to do with all that may be comprised under the word love.

Identification is known to psychoanalysis as the earliest expression of an emotional tie with another person.

In the process of identification, the person wishing to be like the other person, “introjects” that person into the ego.

A primary group is a number of individuals who have substituted one and the same object for their ego ideal and have consequently identified themselves with one another in their ego.”

Sigmund Freud

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