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There are enough management consultants these days to form a small nation. But what do they actually do? And does it work?
It is probably naive to believe that consultants advise companies how to solve difficult business problems. After all, company managers are apt to know much more than the newly-minted MBA's who make up the majority of consulting staff. As a recovering consultant myself, I know that consultants are seldom hired to solve difficult business problems. Rather consultants tend to be hired for the following reasons:a) The CEO wants a certain result to come from a neutral source - outside the company.b) There may be various different opinions among company executives, and so the conflict needs to be resolved.In other words, the first thing a consultant needs to do is to find out why they have been hired - the real, actual reason, not just the official given reason.
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