As we look to accelerate our business in 2019 many decide to hire a business consultant.
Sadly, the result is often a negative one for ambitious business owners.
The consultancy market is awash with thousands of people who claim to be a business coach or expert consultant but who are not qualified to work with business owners to drive the necessary changes.
In a recent article Consultancy.co.uk interviewed Pat Lynes (a business transformation consultant and author of The Interim Revolution) who said:
“It’s clear the consultancy market is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many, because there is a sense of them having their own, misaligned agenda. This agenda is fuelled by profit over purpose. As such, consultancies tend to operate primarily to enable their own business to thrive, rather than their clients’ business. The result is often that the client is kept in the problem as the consultancy sells in the A-team to land and expand, whilst iteratively swapping in the B and C-team. In some cases, giving clients graduates who learn on their watch.”
Many SME businesses need help to enable growth.
In our experience most businesses don’t just want to be told where they are going wrong. They actually need expert help to sit in their business to help them implement the suggested improvements.
If consultancy firms don’t look at themselves in the mirror and begin the put their clients at the heart of everything that they do, they will see a steady decline in the demand for their outdated services.
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