1. There are advantages and disadvantages to being an internal and external consultant. Many of these are listed in our chapters this week. Can you think of others? Based on your reading of the roles of an internal and external OD practitioner, which role do you think is easier? More rewarding? Which role do you think you would prefer?
Examine this question through the eyes of this article, written April 2020:
“There’s no shortage of predictions about the way organizational life will change after COVID-19. Whether some of you will continue to enjoy (or endure) working from home is anyone’s guess. What is clear from a management perspective is that coronavirus is a blistering indictment of bureaucratic thinking and design. Rigidly structured, risk-averse, and approval-laden organizations are collapsing under their own weight.” (continue to read via link below)