Organizational Behavioral Consultant. It's a mouthful isn't it? What exactly does it mean? Well, I'll give you my take. First, Organizational to me means "system." In other words and Organizational Behavioral Consultant (OBC) should have a focus on the organization as a wholistic richly cross-joined system. He or she needs to understand the entire "animal" and how subsystems work within the larger needs of the organization. They need to understand that each subsystem is interdependent upon the others and a change in one will effect the other subsystems.
Second, Behavioral means that the focus is on how the organizations actually "acts"--what it believes, says, and does. No grand theoretical models here! Instead it is a practical, pragmatic, approach that focuses on real outcomes and solutions.
Third, consultant. For me this means a collaborative partnership. Working with the talented, smart, experienced leadership in a way that allows our "outside" perspective and experiences with the methods, processes, and tools of consulting to help influence and guide the steps to creating the most effective and successful system.
Well, that's it, I've run out of words to define. Organizational. Behavioral. Consultant. Do you see it differently? Would you change or alter the definition? Share it. Maybe I'll change mine as I continue to upgrade and grow in my own experiential path. Thank you, as always, for sharing!