Consultation to Complex Organizations in Transition

The Dynamics of Change and the Principles of Applied Consultation
  • Ralph G. Hirschowitz
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


The task environments of contemporary organizations are complex, volatile, and increasingly uncertain. Regulatory pressures, market exigencies, and competitive pressures generate inescapable demands for change. In consequence, a critically salient issue confronting contemporary complex organizations is the management of transition. Since the leader’s personality, values, and style* significantly influence his and the organization’s adaptive behavior, this chapter focuses particularly upon consultation to the leaders of complex organizations under conditions of transition.


Complex Organization Psychological Contract Task Environment Pluralistic Ignorance Psychological Defense 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph G. Hirschowitz
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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