Too close for comfort: Attending to boundaries in associate relationships

Izod, Karen (2016) Too close for comfort: Attending to boundaries in associate relationships. In: Changing organizations from within: Roles, risks and consultancy relationships. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 145-164. ISBN 978-1409449683

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In any relationship with an organization as an external consultant or ‘outsider’, I can at times find myself behaving as an ‘insider’. I might catch myself saying ‘we’ when I could have said ‘you’. I might make use of a kind of insider savvy – the ‘cutting to the chase’ that comes with relating to a client and its system over time, where I find myself attached, both contractually and emotionally, with an organization, its people, and the work that it does.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: First published in 2013 by Gower Publishing
Subjects: Groups & Organisations > Groups/Institutions/Organisations
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Consultation
Department/People: Department of Education and Training

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