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Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change

A Practical Guide to Delivering Value

Deliver effective change management as an internal or external consultant with this complete guide.
EAN: 9780749478636
Edition: 1
Format: 235x155
328 pages

About the book

Organizations are increasingly investing in consulting capabilities to understand what changes they need to make to keep up the pace with the competition and future-proof their business. Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change is a guide for students and internal and external consultants needing to develop the necessary skills to consult in organizational settings where there is a great deal of complexity.

It tackles the issues posing the greatest threat to the success of the change programme, including how to adapt to rapidly shifting needs, deal with the emotional and ethical issues that arise and ensure that the managers take full ownership for the change so that 'business as usual' is established.

Complete with case studies from the 'Big Four' consultancy groups as well as boutique firms, Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change shows how to identify and execute interventions in a variety of organizational settings to deliver value. It provides guidance on how to develop a value proposition; define, write and present the business case for the proposed interventions; establish credibility and report on the results.

About the authors

Julie Hodges

Dr Julie Hodges is an academic, author and consultant. She is currently Director of MBA programmes at Durham University Business School and a lecturer and researcher into change in organisations. Julie has a PhD in the impact of change on levels of stress among middle managers in organisations. Before entering the academic world Julie Hodges worked as a management consultant for over 20 years in several profit and non-profit organisations, including the British Council, Vertex, PwC and RBS. Julie is a founding Director of the Leading Well - a social enterprise for developing leaders in the public and third sectors.

More about Julie Hodges

Hodges provides a comprehensive and considered overview of both the consultancy and change management literature, while offering up a clearly charted path for the reader to follow in solving complex organisational issues.

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