Hypermodernity is characterized by the exacerbation and the radicalization of modernity (individualism, narcissism, refusal of commitment, hyper activity, intensity of the self, feeling of omnipotence/impotence, urgency, immediacy, over-consumption, challenging oneself permanently, globalization, networking, the myth of excellence). This hypermodernity provokes o lot of dysfunctions and disequilibrium at all the levels, with ethical consequences. This paper intends to illustrate how a clinical psychosociology approach in consultancy can take this phenomenon into consideration and try to restore some ethical behaviour within companies. Such interventions are focused on people rather than on organization performance: people suffer of hypermodernity and they are the main actors of change. The objectives of such interventions to permit collective consciousness of the relations between the people, the people and the organizations in their individual, collective and organizational complexity, to restore them as social subject, that means desiring people, able to influence their own life, the life of the others, the organization (and its performance), and society.
DUBOULOY, M. (2008). Ethics in Consultancy: Clinical Psychosociology and Hypermodern Company. Dans: 15th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics: Business Ethics ack to asics. St John’s University, pp. 74-75.