Consultants generally play a role in the change process with larger organizations, anything from developing the organizational strategy, to the ensuring that the change goes smoothly, to reducing the resistance to change.
Does it make sense to hire a consultant to help an organization through the change process, and if so under what circumstances? What role(s) could they play? What if any are the benefits?
If you have experienced using an outside consultant, provide insight on your experience, i.e., was it beneficial, that they provide good value, was a waste of money. If you do not have experience with consultants, do some research about how others have used consultants and their â€œbenefits.â€
Be sure to explain your answer thoroughly, and use relevant examples and references either from the course or additional resources.
Remember the guidance from Module 1 with respect to depth and breadth of your responses, and relating them back to literature and research. Do you think it is worthwhile for a corporation to hire a change management consultant to help the company through a period of major change? Justify your answer.
If you have experienced this kind of process that involved an outside consultant, provide insight on your experience.
What role does the consultant have in diagnosing change? Explain.
In your response be certain to use relevant examples and references either from the course or additional resources.