This post is based on a question that was posed to me on Quora.
Here are a few things to consider for this type of situation:
- See if you can get a resource assigned within the company to take the lead on program managing changes into the organization. Also to help increase the probability of success, see if the incentives of the assigned resources and sponsor can be aligned with the initiative outcomes.
- If you have the skillset and desire, propose extending your contract to potentially help with piloting and incubating the new changes. You could structure your contract to include performance outcomes if you haven’t already done that for the prior phase.
- Potentially partner with another consultant that has experience with implementing changes within an organization. This could become part of a longer-run business model for you.