Presenter: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke

Many organisations are torn apart by factionalism, mistrust, and injustice. Assisting a dysfunctional, divided, and mistrustful organisation to move from sickness to health is deeply challenging. The focus here is on the organisational intervention strategies based on the self-confrontation method (SCM) of Hubert Hermans. Not only are these strategies proving to be very effective in practice, they are grounded in principles that accord well with the lament theology in the Hebrew Bible. YHWH has his powerful say, but Israel also claims the right to have her say. A team confrontation facilitator refuses to let the powerful voice dominate; both sides are given the right to speak and to be heard.

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