Running Head: Internal and External Consultant Internal and External Consultant Phase 1 Db 2 By: Tosha Jones Professor: Phyllis Parise Colorado Technical University Online 1/10/2012 This paper is going to talk about the duties of the internal and external consultants. What the roles are and the responsibilities and their functions are within organizations. It will also talk about their duties and the differences between them. We can’t forget about the advantages and the disadvantages of using the both types of consultants.
We will also be talking about the impact on the organization and its employees. We need to find out what will work better for the company or organization, so we need to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the internal and external consultants. A Consultant is a person that is either hired or from the organization to help with the changes that they are doing. They are people that responsible for helping the clients. They are to deliver difficult information to the client. Their function is to process everything to make the change.
The consultant’s role is to is to be authentic. That means that they have to be honest and ethical in their work. Internal Consultants The internal consultant is permanently hired for their company. They work for the organization and are on the payroll. They have a limited by perception and position in the organization. They help their clients address problems and improve business and organization results. They are the ones that have the passion for the wisdom and expertise they bring to the organization. “They are seen as saviors bringing wise counsel” (Scott & Hascall, 2012).
The advantages is that they will gain trust with the team members cause they have worked with them a long time as in at least 6 months. The internal consulting struggling for projects, they will have no source of income during that time that they are waiting for work. External Consultants The external consultant is hired outside the company. “They are paid much more that the internal consultants” (Morrone, 2010). The external does travel abroad much more than an internal consultant. They have long irregular hours that are demanding.
Their work like is not balanced at all. Once the project is completed they are done with it permanently unless the contract is renewed. The advantages are of externals are those more up to date on the newest business thinking and new ways of work? The disadvantage is that the members find it really hard to accept tasks from someone who does not really work in the company. They can also leave at any time to be replaced by another person. They have a hard time gaining trust from team members. Ariens company that I use to work for does a lot of changes in the plant.
So they use people that are in the company called the lean. The lean team does work within the company and do lots of different things to figure out what is best for the workers and the company. The lean program is all about getting the product out faster with making better changes on the lines. A team of workers go and brain storm to make the space better and to get the product out. They make sure that all of the changes get made safe and responsible. These people get paid to sit in a group and figure out what is going to work for the company and to the employees.
They also make sure that it is safe for them too. There are advantages in hiring a consultant is special expertise, use them as need, tax contribution, benefits, flexibility in the relationship, they can be terminate them easier than terminating employees. The disadvantages to this are that they may have the same continuity in the relationship as you would have with employees. They may have to pay the high fees to the consultant. There is limited control over them. “There is also the risk of tax problems if the consultant in fact operates like an employee” (All Business. om, 2004). References Scott, B. , & Hascall, J. (2012). Inside or outside: Internal and external consultants. Retrieved from http://bevscott. com/InsideorOutside. pdf Morrone, A. (2010, February 6). External versus internal consulting. Retrieved from http://www. examiner. com/workplace-in-chicago/external-versus-internal-consulting All Business. com. (2004, Dec 13). The benefits and disadvantages of hiring consultants. Retrieved from http://www. allbusiness. com/human-resources/workforce-management-hiring-consulting/1655-1. html