1. Describe the world of management consulting?
2. How do you think management consulting has changed over the past 20 years?
3. Have you ever worked with a management consultant? What was your experience?
According to Greiner and Metzger (1982), "management consulting is an advisory service contracted for and provided to organizations by specially trained and qualified persons who assist, in an objective and independent manner, the client organization to identify management problems, analyze such problems, recommend solutions to these problems, and help, when requested, in the implementation of solutions" (p. 7).
Organizations hire consultants to gain external knowledge and advice on business matters that are not familiar or clear to them. The consultant is expected to add value to the required project displaying content, expertise, knowledge, behavior, and special skills (Weiss, 1998). The author explained that there are two types of expertise: content and process. Content expertise focuses on the knowledge of ...
Management consulting is a service used to help organizations to cultivate their performance. Consultants offer both external and internal advice to organizations