(1992) ANZPA Journal (1) 31-36.
Elizabeth Synnot has worked as a trainer, educator, management developer, organisational developer and senior manager over a 15 year period in four different public sectors in Australia. Two and half years ago she established an organisational consultancy business. The core of her work is in assisting the effectiveness of groups in complex and difficult situations. This short article presents a series of moments in the group when a control paradigm of coercion/compliance shifted to a paradigm of internalized purposes being collaboratively pursued i.e. a shift from an external focus of power to an internalized motivation or vision being the driver.