One of the reasons for companies engaging Consulting Partners when implementing a system is getting that kick in the butt to make change happen.
The act of setting up an RFP and engaging partners gears the company for an organisational change.
Much like getting that gym membership and retaining that Personal Trainer.
You’ve now committed to doing this, and assigned budget and internal resources to make this happen.
What you now need to be aware of is that once you’ve had the kick-off meeting with the consulting project team, the gears will start kicking up very quickly.
You’ll be asked for information, and requirements and processes and current reports, and a whole lot more.
You’ll have to do some corporate soul searching.
Is what we have been doing working for us?
How do we want our future to look like?
What do we want to be?
Are we willing to push through the pain and discomfort of this process to get there?
And, are we able to be honest about ourselves, about our weaknesses, and address them head on, regardless of how painful it might be?
Just like a lot of things in life, you will get out of it what you put in.