Organizational Traumatization Syndrome 
 (aka characteristics of a traumatized system)

•  Closed boundaries between the organization and external environment
 •  Centrality of insider relationships
 •  Stress and anxiety contagion
 •  Inadequate worldview and identity erosion
 •  Depression expressed through fear or anger
 •  Despair and loss of hope


Paying Attention to Organizational Patterns

The Strengths and Shadows Model offers one way for organization members collectively to see patterns and describe their culture.

Example of completed Strengths and Shadows Model

Example of completed Strengths and Shadows Model

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