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Title Changing organizations from within : roles, risks and consultancy relationships / [edited by] Susan Rosina Whittle and Robin C. Stevens.

Publication Info. Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Gower, [2013]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Consultancy Roles, Risks and Relationships -- Power and the Internal: Working on the Edge -- Strategic Moments in Internal Consulting -- Dining with the Devil -- Managing Projects: How an Organization Design Approach Can Help -- Quick, Quick, Slow: Time and Timing in Organizational Change -- Family Business: Inside and Outside the Systems at Play -- By Invitation Only? -- Too Close for Comfort: Attending to Boundaries in Associate Relationships -- Theory for Skilled Practitioners.
Summary "Organizational change is often insider-led and supported by internal consultants and change agents. Most of what is written about change comes from the perspective of external consultants or from academics researching the activities of those with insider change roles. Changing Organizations from Within is unusual in providing a range of authentic insider accounts. The editors define 'insiders' as employees who lead and support change efforts within their own organizations, and those psychoanalytically aware external consultants - external 'insiders' - who work closely with organizations and use the dynamics of transference and projection in their relationships with clients to illuminate organizational issues. Each chapter is written by an author with experience of different kinds of insider relationships with their client organizations. Some work 'inside' as employees. Some are external consultants whose work involves developing insightful insider perspectives. The book's editors and several of the authors are graduates, or have been faculty members, of London's Tavistock Institute Advanced Organizational Consultation programme, with experience of running development programmes for consultants and of coaching insiders. Changing Organizations from Within examines the pulls on role and identity that can easily undermine competence and practice. Understanding the system psycho-dynamics present in organizations helps consultants and change agents to make use of an insider perspective without becoming enmeshed in the client organization's regressive and inertial dynamics. The authors provide practical advice to help insiders navigate organizational space, make sense of tricky situations, and work more mindfully to help organizations change"--EBL.
Subject Organizational change -- Case studies.
Consultants -- Case studies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
Consultants. (OCoLC)fst00876202
Organizational change. (OCoLC)fst01047828
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Whittle, Sue.
Stevens, Robin C.
Other Form: Print version: Changing organizations from within. Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Gower, 2013 9781409449683 (DLC) 2012040291 (OCoLC)812687859
ISBN 9781409449690 (electronic bk.)
1409449696 (electronic bk.)
9781409449683 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000053310508
CHNEW 000634046
CHVBK 311571360
DEBBG BV042961711
DEBSZ 39751302X
DEBSZ 423742787
DEBSZ 472778951
NZ1 14927161

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