Title: Process Consultation Revisited: Taking a 'relational practice' perspective
Authors: Lambrechts, Frank ×
Grieten, Styn
Bouwen, Rene
Corthouts, Felix #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Sage
Series Title: Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences vol:45 issue:1 pages:39-58
Host Document: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Abstract: Process consultation as conceived and reformulated several times by Edgar Schein constitutes a seminal contribution to the process of organization development in general and to the definition of the helping role of the consultant in particular. Under the pressure of a pragmatic turn in organizational change work, the practice of process consultation was fading away during the eighties and nineties. In some particular training and organizational consulting contexts nevertheless, the foundational principles and practices of process consultation are experienced to be more relevant than ever before. A relational constructionist theoretical lens, an emphasis on joint consultant–client practices, and a proper contextual embedding constitute a relational practice perspective that embodies in a new form and language those foundational ideas.
ISSN: 0021-8863
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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