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Title: Process consultation revisited: Taking a 'relational practice' perspective
Authors: LAMBRECHTS, Frank
GRIETEN, Styn
Bouwen, R.
CORTHOUTS, Felix
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(1). p. 39-58
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.
Notes: [Lambrechts, Frank] Hasselt Univ, Inst Entrepreneurship & Innovat, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Grieten, Styn] HUBrussel, Ctr Corp Sustainabil, Brussels, Belgium. [Bouwen, Rene] Univ Leuven, Louvain, Belgium. [Corthouts, Felix] Hasselt Univ, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7952
DOI: 10.1177/0021886308326563
ISI #: 000280393500004
ISSN: 0021-8863
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
vabb, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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