Changing for Success
* How much longer should you stay as primary consultant? You feel your effectiveness is waning because you have become too close to the group and have not addressed the connection of the board to the president. The team is becoming dependent on you.
* Which of the 4 change projects should the consulting group suggest helping the company design and develop? Which function can the company OD do better (as primary lead consultant) than an external group?
* Generate ideas about how you can move toward making the leadership team more independent. What would you have to see happen or what evidence would you look for to see that you can terminate your relationship with the team without any damage being done?
* Provide your thoughts about with which projects the consulting group should be involved. You know you could help with them all, but what is ethical? How much money and time can you, as consultants, lose or make based on this decision? What should drive the decision process?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 1:00 am ad1c9bdddf
1. How much longer should you stay as a primary consultant? You feel your effectiveness is waning because you have become too close to the group and have not addressed the connection of the board to the president. The team is becoming dependent on you.
A primary consultant was basically hired by a company to perform a very definite function which he/she can perform more effectively than an insider. It is in fact a special and significant task which can be performed within a definite period of time or sometimes longer, or until such time that a company is ready to perform it at its own.
It is supposed to be just a staff function, not a line function. As such, the need for the services may be put to an end ( legally, of course) when a need has been filled up, or, when there is no more organizational need to be filled.
Becoming ineffective due to closeness or attachment to the group is an indication of no longer giving justice to his being a consultant to the company - he is already sacrificing productivity for the sake of fostering good social relationships - an application of 0.9 leader ( zero for productivity and 9 for social relationship).
The primary ...
Basic answers were provided on how long a primary consultant should be hired, how a primary/lead consultant become effective in his planning function, and how he can make a leadership team become more independent.