In my consultation work with organizations, the most common issue is improving the bottom line. This may mean working on increasing productivity, improving managerial skills, or examining the relationships between management and the employees. Lewis Aron (2012) uses the term executive coaching (p. 511) as a role that organizational consultants may play when working with an organization. Consultants may find the term coach in use more and more as this style of assistance (and role) continues to increase in the field of consultation (coaching was discussed in Chapter 8). Carolyn Swift and Saul Cooper (1986) also support that in the past, the goal of organizational consultation boils down to increasing productivity and profit. They went on to ...
Consultation in Organizational Settings
Consultation in organizational settings