Consultancy & Project Management
Management consultants solve problems. They are the hired guns brought in to assess the business operations of an organization looking for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs. They then bring these solutions to management. Corporate managers, always sniffing around for new ways to unlock shareholder value, use consultants to improve the way a company does business.
A change agent has a passion for improving an organization. We sniff out overly bureaucratic or inefficient areas of the business and then recommend a new process (often accompanied by an updated flow chart). Then a new way of doing business proposal to the organization follows. We are skilled in overcoming initial resistance to change, as well as implementing the new process.
It is important to note that consulting solutions work well for the routine, repetitive and redundant tasks, but they are not meant to be applied toward creative endeavors like advertising, research and development and product design. Improving a company requires business processes to be aligned to high-level strategic objectives (such as faster ordering cycle times, lower scrap, higher profit margins), and the various tasks that comprise a single process should be coordinated and executed in such a way as to produce less costly and more predictable outcomes.
Management consultants are expected to improve operations and optimize results in a given project area based on predetermined metrics and scope.