Discussion: Developing Strong Contracts
How can the contracting process best serve both a consultant and a client? What considerations should an OD consultant take into account when contracting with a client? It is important to first determine that the consultant and client are compatible before entering into a consultation contract. Although the guidelines for contracts may vary, it is essential that those involved with the consultation process always agree on and understand the terms of the consultation. In this Discussion, you examine topics related to the contracting process, focusing on how they may best facilitate organizational change.
Post a description of two key elements of the OD contract. Then explain how the client-consultant relationship benefits from the elements you selected. Provide a rationale for your explanation.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.