The advocacy approach to OD consulting: neutral is not enough
Conventional wisdom suggests that a consultant serving a joint union-management organization development change effort acts as a third-party neutral. However, this paper documents why both parties may distrust the organization development consultant and other dangers associated with claims of neutrality.
Huszczo, G. E., & Sheahan, M. (1999). The advocacy approach to OD consulting: neutral is not enough. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 20(5), 262–267. doi:10.1108/01437739910287144