Starting a new consulting contract?
Or looking to shortly?
As it happens, there are some things we need to be mindful of when we start, similarly like an employee. But before I share 5 cultural aspects to be attentive to, I’d like to acknowledge why I’ve changed my approach to providing useful content.
Last week I mentioned I would be sharing other great content from other influencers I follow. These providers have been significant ‘mentors’ or influencers to who I am and how I manage my business as an independent consultant.
Why am I doing that?
For the next while, I’m focused on continuing to review the feedback I received from participants who helped me test some content in the first quarter of this year. In doing so, I’m working on some great stuff I’m looking forward to sharing with you shortly. But it doesn’t leave me much room to create new content myself.
So on the note of sharing, I’d like to share a link to an article that highlights 5 cultural dimensions that require your attention when starting a new contract:
- Individual vs group perspectives
- Change Agents
These are all valid areas to be prepared to watch for and deal with when joining your client as a new consultant or returning after a period of time. But here’s the twist of this article. It’s written for employees.
But who cares! The content is still useful for us, as independent consultants. All 5 dimensions can heavily determine your success or failure in helping your client solve their problem.
So please take a moment and check out the article provided by Harvard Business Review (HBR), When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture written by Allan H. Church and Jay A. Conger.
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Founder and President
Stand & Deliver Inc.