Consulting Services – How We Do It
A consultant is someone who provides value through specialized expertise, content, behavior, skill, or other resources to assist a client in improving the status quo. A consultant improves the client’s condition. Only consulting can achieve the final bridge to unconscious competency and the application of new skills to the job.
Management Consulting is the practice of offering business executives third party advice, expertise, and support with the aim of enhancing the business's performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. They are primarily concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organisation. Organizations hire the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining external (and presumably objective) advice and access to the consultants' specialized expertise. When a business feels it has reached the bounds of its expertise, it may call in the advice and support of a management consultant whose skill set might expand the reach of the business. Because of their exposure to and relationships with numerous organizations, consultants should also be aware of industry "best practices”. Consultancies may provide organizational change management assistance, technology implementation, strategy development, operations improvement services, etc. Management consultants generally bring their own, proprietary methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of problems, and to serve as the basis for recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing business tasks.
Interim Management is the rapid delivery of experienced 'hands on' executives for a defined period of time enabling organizations to implement change, fill unexpected gaps in a company, restructure the organization, turn around underperforming projects or divisions or deliver a critical project. It is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most flexible and immediately effective resourcing solutions for instant access to top talent and a powerful alternative to traditional resourcing and consultancy solutions. An Interim Manager could assist in a period of transition or change by temporarily assuming any of the functions that would be the responsibility of Executives or Project/Program Managers. There is a vast distinction between an interim manager and a management consultant. Although on the surface they appear to be similar roles, their functions are quite distinguishable. Essentially, an interim manager is a management consultant, but a management consultant is not an interim manager. Management consultants advise and recommend. Interim managers advise, recommend and implement. Management consultants are ultimately responsible and accountable to the consultancy. An Interim Manager becomes a full member of the management team of the client company for the duration of the Interim Management assignment. As an independent expert, they will operate as part of your team, rather than as an employee of an external organisation.