Theory
 
Valence Consulting works according to the following theoretical model:

 

  The differences between a consulting organisation and a consultant organisation are distinguished by:
 
Consultant organisation
 
  Consulting organisation
 

Contract
Change
Relevanc
e
Guerrilla/sect
  - comfort
  - guru

Confidentiality/professional secrecy
Power

  Assignment
  Transformation
  Legitimacy
 
Creativity
   - problemsolving
   - work/learning
  Discretion and reporting
  Authority

   
 
Ideas about the concept of ‘role’ in work situations:

Here the concept of ‘role’ means working role rather than psychological or sociological role.

A working role is an expression of how someone’s inner image (organisation-in-the-mind) manifests itself in work.

Members of an organisation have as many roles for working in as ‘systems’ to belong to and act within

Co-workers cannot be given a role (rules can be given); a role has to be discovered, tried and shaped

If there are no roles, no rules are needed

Working in a role is a skill (the role isn’t visible, only the behaviour)

The role isn’t the recipe but the finished dish

The role means constant adjustment to inner and outer processes (compare with sailing)

Working in a role is the way co-workers can contribute to the company’s work – and develop their full potential at the same time

Working in a role ‘transforms’ power to authority