Every organisation needs to leverage skills to adapt to the constant change that typifies the age that we currently live. It is critical to know which type of skillset and resource to leverage and when.
This infographic examines the when organisations should use each of three broad categories; permanent employees, interims and consultants.
Typical Types of Resource
A permanent member of staff, employed on a full or part-time basis
A fixed-term contractor to supplement or backfill permanent resource
A team of external consultants engaged to deliver specific project or objective
Full-time and multiple year engagement
Full-time engagement over a sustained period
Less specialisation and more cultural alignment
More hands-on change management
Greater specialism or technical skillset
Develop a new skillset over many years within the organisation
External perspective to challenge existing practices or offer ideas in best practice
Access to organisational knowledge and an external perspective
Take on role in hands-on change management with a view to running once live
Relatively open-ended assignments with less defined objectives
Fixed length or price project based on completion of specific goals
Examples of When to Use
Analysis or management of a task, process or team
Deliver change management project or programme
Evaluate the best course of action on strategy or project
Logistics and supply chain consultants are a vital component of any organisation’s resource pool. They provide specialist expertise on both well-defined and technical projects.
Interim or permanent resource can be more appropriate when looking for long-term or less a less specialised skillset. Its all about knowing who is best and when