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The Added Value of Intervision: Its Effect on Management Consultants’ Professional Practice



Organisations are paying increasingly more attention to reflection. How do people handle issues cropping up at work? Intervision is a valuable tool. Intervision is a form of expertise development in which professionals call on their peers to help them gain insight into issues they have at work. They unravel a case submitted by one participant by asking questions according to the intervision method of choice.

Management consultants use intervision to explore the way they act and subsequently make the necessary adjustments. The more in-depth the intervision, the higher the added value, as the insights gained touch upon personal values and beliefs. Prerequisites for depth are safety and confidentiality, as well as questions that impel contemplation. Furthermore, the article discusses preconditions to improve the quality of the intervision.