Consultantsby Peter Parkes
Consultants are skilled resources – people who can use theory and best practice gained from experience in similar firms to provide business solutions. They can do this quicker and with less risk than if you were to try to do it in house and had to learn all the lessons yourself.
Oh wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad fra monie and blunder free us
An foolish notion
On the other hand, they can be expensive, so unless your requirement is properly defined and the engagement is properly managed, you are unlikely to get the full benefit. Consultants are not simple commodities; there is wide variability and you should structure your buying process to select the best proposition with the minimum of risk.
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