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FEELING WE-NESS [1 record]

Record 1 1990-03-12


Subject field(s)
  • Group Dynamics
  • Meetings and Assemblies (Administration)

the feeling that one is part of hard-hitting team that gets results. This is possible only when most or all of the people feel like individuals - with individual purposes, values, and dignity fused and focused on a common goal in which they believe.


The "organization" ... and the set of norms ... define the sense of "we-ness" cherished within the group and upheld by its members in their dealings with outsiders. In time, the standards or norms shared in the feeling of "we-ness" become personally binding for individual members.


  • Dynamique des groupes
  • Réunions et assemblées (Administration)

Pour souligner le caractère inusité ou néologique des deux termes, l'auteur les a placés entre guillemets en contexte: sentiment du "nous", de "l'être-ensemble".


[...] sentiment [qui] vise à hypostasier le groupe comme valeur transcendante et absolue à la fois par rapport à ses membres et à toute autre valeur extérieure. Ainsi s'expliquent les sacrifices personnels dont certains sujets sont capables, et les phénomènes de fanatisme.


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