Organizations as Optical Illusions: A Clinical Perspective on Organizational Consultation (2005)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"A look at a clinically oriented consultation"

This article addresses the subject of clinically oriented consultation in the workplace, offering an example of an intervention to illustrate the limitations of more traditional, rational forms of organisational consultation. It is suggested in these pages that unconscious intrapersonal, interpersonal and group-related dynamics have a serious impact on many decisions and policies in organisational life. The main parameters of the clinical paradigm are also reviewed in this article as well as the role of the clinically oriented consultant, with attention given to the impact of transferential and counter-transferential processes in the client-consultant interface.

Organizational Dynamics, 2005

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