Week 5 Discussion


Discussion Assignment

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.


The HR consultant’s feelings and ability to gain feedback are important methods for gaining information and establishing trust and cooperation. During a client interaction, the HR consultant can use other tactics that will enhance the methods typically used when providing expertise.


Question 1:

Discuss how you would use the collaborative role to help managers solve problems themselves.

Question 2:

Discuss the implications of the four elements of the consultant–client interaction: responsibility, feelings, trust, and your own needs as a consultant.

Submission Details

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.