Don’t Outsource Change Management – Do It Yourself!
This recent Harvard Business Review post reminds us, “If you want something done right, do it yourself!” Lots of organizations have ‘outsourced’ their change management planning and actions to an ‘internal consulting’ function. However, does this absolve management of responsibility? I think not.
How do we identify the ‘right’ role for managers to have when things are changing all around them? Don’t they need help (sometimes all of the help they can get!)? Absolutely. Change management specialists are just as critical as financial experts are to investors or mechanics are to car owners! And just like those examples, everyone has a special role to play. We’ll be exploring those roles in the coming weeks.
What roles have you seen played well (and not so well) in organizational change projects?