Attempting to understand an organization as though it were a person can offer insights into how organizations grow, develop, prosper, falter, and regenerate or decline. Several analogues are offered to be used as an addition to a consultant's approach in determining what is right and wrong with an organization in planning an appropriate intervention, if needed. The author suggests that a clinical sociologist has a role in promoting the health of organizations and in preventing problems, as well as in intervening to solve problems.
Bruhn, John G.
"The Organization as a Person: Analogues for Intervention,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol15/iss1/7