ABSTRACT

This book looks at organisational problems occurring in a particular context, and clearly traces the way problems arise out of relations amongst the different parts of the larger system. It also pursues the meanings that these problems have for individuals and organisations alike. The authors, who are both practitioners experienced in working with organisations, show how their ideas can be implemented in different settings.

Editors’ Foreword -- Preface -- Organizational consultation in a systemic perspective -- Organizational consultation and learning -- “Assess our manager and expose his shortcomings”: a consultation in a private company -- “Free us from the past!”: a consultation in a municipality -- Key concepts in systemic thinking -- The consultant’s cognitive processes in practice: when two consultants work together -- The consultant’s cognitive processes in practice: receiving supervision -- Epilogue