Management Consultants work in a variety of fields which are as broad as business itself. These areas range across government and private business,
and include industries as diverse as agri/aquaculture, engineering and manufacturing, services, IT, education, health and the military, to name just a few.
Organisations identify the benefits from engaging a consultant specialist, some of which are:
Where time constraints and a requirement to attend other tasks dominate - consultants can act as an independent 'part-time' resource to work with your team to complete tasks in a professional manner. Your consultant should be able to work with you and your team as a 'spare' resource.
Where independent and objective views are required - consultants can be engaged to provide a view of your business which is free from long standing views 'cultured' within the organisation. Your consultant should be able to facilitate processes capable of providing a fresh look at your activities.
Where skills and expertise to undertake development tasks are not normally available - consultants can fill the 'skills and experience' gap critical to the successful completion of a task. Your consultant should work with you at a practical level to impart the required knowledge to assist your future development.
Any combination of the above.
How to Engage a Consultant
To engage a consultant, you may wish to consider the likely steps starting with the initial approach through to engagement,
undertaking the assignment, completion of the assignment and final sign-off. It is important that you discuss this procedure with the consultant should you have any questions.