What is organizational consulting?
Organizational consulting is a focused effort shared by the consultant and the organization. The objective of the process is to create, shape, and realize organizational change and development.
Consultation is appropriate for any organization aspiring to maximum adaptation to the dynamic environment wherein it acts, alongside effective maximization of and improvement in the wellbeing of all stakeholders: managers, employees, owners, clients, and suppliers.
Organizational consulting is a unique process and as such, must be adapted specifically to the needs of each organization.
Four stages of the process
Diagnosis - Studying the organization assisted by the consultant with the objective of obtaining a comprehensive, multi-dimensional picture thereof.
Drafting a plan - This is done jointly by the consultant and the management based on needs that emerged and continue to emerge throughout the process.
Change - Implementing the intervention plan.
Guidance, assimilation, and follow up - Ongoing reevaluation of the plan, monitoring of the goals achieved, updating, and required.
Awareness - First and foremost, change necessitates awareness of discomfort with the status quo, and a desire to generate change.
Cooperation - The consultant and the consultee are full partners in the creative process.
Process - The growth process necessitates clarifications alongside cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processing, which in turn entail investment of patience, energy, and time.
In-depth study - Exposing the causes of our negative behavioral patterns leads to breaking those patterns.
Organizational creativity - Organizational success stems from the involvement of conscientious employees who are committed to the professional philosophy, and who do not allow them-selves to be overcome by paralyzing effects that might be created in the organization’s management. The encounter between the individual and the organization is a complex one. It may concurrently expand opportunities, while stifling ideas, passion, and individuality. In the consulting process, we focus on identifying these gaps, and attempt to clarify options for creativity and action in the organizational field.