3 More Reasons to Hire a Consultant

Consultants can provide genuine expertise, tested methodologies, and quality resources on a variable cost basis

Genuine Expert

In the previous post, we highlighted 6 reasons why executives hire management consulting firms.

On reflection, we may have implied that there are only 6 reasons when in reality there are many.

Tim Jeffries, experienced Sydney based management consultant, sent us 3 more reasons why executives hire consultants. The reasons are good ones, and so we’d like to share them with you.

All told, we now have 9 good reasons why executives hire consultants.

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7. Genuine Expertise: Many consultants have an industry specialisation, which they can use to provide relevant and timely insights to executives. While executives will typically have industry experience, a consultant may have worked with many different companies in the same industry. This means that consultants will often have a broader perspective and access to key industry insights that an executive may lack.

8. Proprietary ‘Toolkit’: Many consultants use methodologies to help them simplify and standardise their approach to different kinds of issues. By using reliable and tested methods, consultants can help an executive turn an ambiguous and unresearched request for help into a clear understanding of the problem, and actionable recommendations.

9. Quality Resources (No Fixed Cost): By engaging consultants, an executive can access highly skilled workers on a variable cost basis. This may allow an organisation to reduce risk by lowering its fixed labour costs. It also provides an organisation with the flexibility to pursue more projects if there is sufficient demand.

Some People Will Get it

And Some Won’t

FOR those of you who missed it, we made a small typo on the previous post. Instead of writing “weigh your options” we wrote “way your options”. Kind of embarrassing … especially given the painstaking hours that we spend trying to make each post perfect.

Thankfully, many of you were good enough to point out the mistake.

Tim Jeffries, an experienced Sydney-based consultant who focuses on Process Improvement and Business Strategy, sent us the following helpful message:

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Tim’s comment was brief and to the point. Tim is a valuable member of the community.

Compare this with an email we received from Sam L.

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Sam’s point is well taken, we should have been more careful not to make msiatkes. We will also be much more careful in future to distinguish between words like “two”, “too”, and “to”, “their” and “there”, and “here” and “hear”.

Sam, we are sorry to see you go. That being said, your belief that the Consulting Blog somehow derives a large part of its value from a slavish focus on correct spelling and punctuation suggests that you probably didn’t belong here in the first place.

The Consulting Blog is built on three pillars only: a commitment to insightful ideas, appealing design, and a “life is great” philosophy. The overarching belief is that together we can change everything!

Some people will get it. And some won’t.