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Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho

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DOMINGOS, Maria de Lurdes Costa  and  LINS, Leandro de Lima Borges. Responsibility and psychic charge in risk management. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.2, pp. 137-151. ISSN 1516-3717.

This paper analyzes the issue of responsibility and psychic charge in risk management. It is observed that, historically, risk and responsibility are intrinsically linked. It is discussed the emergence and development of responsibility in the interaction between the individual psychic dynamics and the environmental context. It reflects on the psychic charge that risk management in the excellence management exercises over the worker. The research was taken in the sectors of oil and gas, public security of the State of Rio de Janeiro, investments and also in the management of crowds and major events. The data collected in two open interviews and eight semi-structured interviews underwent the content analysis. Results indicated that risk managers of contemporary organizations have high levels of anxiety mobilized by the charge to prevent internal and external disasters in an uncertain future. It is suggested the development of organizational mechanisms that promote oxygenation of this tension that mobilizes the professional to face the risks threatening the healthy life.

Keywords : Risk management; Excellence management; Responsibility; Psychic charge.

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