By Arthur M. Freedman
Chart your direction within the consulting jungle!Finding Your manner within the Consulting Jungle--a booklet within the practising association improvement series--offers OD experts the data and suggestions they should comprehend their position within the consulting community, differentiate themselves from different forms of experts, and paintings with either consumers and co-workers to ensure everyone's wishes and expectancies are met.Finding Your method within the Consulting Jungle bargains useful suggestion on how to:Differentiate and marketplace yourselfInterview potential clientsWrite proposals"Transports the reader from the protection of the study room into the advanced, unpredictable and infrequently damaging international that they describe as 'the advisor jungle.' it's a nice source for graduate point OD courses, advisor education classes, and company managers who lease consultants."--C. Patrick Fleenor, Ph.D., director, foreign company courses, Albers university of commercial and Economics, Seattle college
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It is unlikely that you and your practices will be universally accepted and appreciated. Of course, many of the adverse responses with which you will have to cope are related to individual efforts of people who believe they have to protect themselves. Some opposition may be a function of organizational politics. However, we think that your greatest challenges will derive from the organizational context. Culture and climate will determine whether or not your prospective client system is ready to authorize any type of consultation.
Some opposition may be a function of organizational politics. However, we think that your greatest challenges will derive from the organizational context. Culture and climate will determine whether or not your prospective client system is ready to authorize any type of consultation. Organizational Context: Culture and Climate During your initial contacts with agents, you must be vigilant, continuously assessing their perceptions of their organizational context, that is, the enduring culture and current emotional climate.