Week 3 Discussion

Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lecture:

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right” and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

Introduction

The possibility approach to consulting is a future-oriented, forward-looking approach to solving problems. It relies upon relationships and trust. A consultant’s goal is to change the employees’ fixation on problems and wanting answers to a discovery approach. The discovery approach focuses on what is working well in a workplace and creates a story or vision for the future. The discovery approach, therefore, looks to what is possible, which means the consultant must be a little more patient and relaxed when dealing with resistance.

Tasks

Question 1:

As an HR consultant, how will you use the possibility approach when working with difficult people and situations?

Question 2:

As an HR consultant, make a distinction between the stated (presenting) problem and the underlying (drivers) problem.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 500–1000 words as noted in the attached PDF.