According to a managerial recruiting service in the UK, one in five assignments were focused on change management. ONREC.COM
I am amazed that companies are deciding that change can be led by outsiders. People’s relationship to the ones leading the change is a critical factor in the success of many changes. Hiring from the outside suggests that this person can build trust in his/her thinking, commitment, fairness, etc. instantly. I think they are badly mistaken. What have you seen out there? Do you agree with my assessment or not?