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Consulting on the Inside: An Internal Consultant's Guide to Living and Working Inside Organizations by B. Kim Barnes, Beverly Scott

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APPENDIX 5

 

 

A PORTRAIT OF ABC INCORPORATED

Date: February 20XX

 

During the months of November and December, we conducted data-collection interviews with the members of the management group of the organization.

As we sifted through the interview data, a metaphor arose. We hope that the metaphor that came to us is also a useful tool to you as we try to come to a common understanding of the present reality that is ABC Incorporated.

Our observation is that, in several ways, ABC Incorporated functions like a feudal system. As we know, feudalism was a system of social organization that once dominated what is now known as Europe. Europe was made up of many fiefdoms, each dominated by a lord whose castles dotted the hills. Like the hills of ...

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