Becoming change agents and internal consultants


This course explored two of the most significant challenges HR professionals face in the twenty-first-century knowledge organization: functioning as change agents and supporting organizations as internal consultants.


By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

  • Assess human resource functions, processes, and roles which support organizational strategy.
  • Analyze the strategic role of human resource management within the global business environment.
  • Apply human resource practices to support strategic human resources management.
  • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly and professional.

Assignment Requirements

For this assignment, select two articles from the study activity for this unit: one article from the HR as Change Agent list and one article from the HR as Internal Consultant list. Write a 3–4 page analysis to include the following:

  • Define the role and function of an HR professional as a change agent and as an internal consultant.
  • Explain how each HR role complements each other.
  • Relate how each HR role supports a global organization’s strategy. Consider recruitment, retention, total rewards, performance management, employment law, and how these functions may differ between industries and countries.
  • Examine cultural, ethical, and legal considerations for each role in supporting strategic HRM.

Your analysis should be written coherently to support a central idea, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional. Support your response with citations from relevant readings or resources found in this unit.

Submission Requirements

  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Length: 3–4 pages.
  • Number of resources: Two relevant references from this unit’s readings.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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