In one of the many events we hold for the Business Consultant Enterprise, we often get people asking this very question:
“Why do Businesses Need Consultants?”
While one may argue that such a question in a business consultant event may be put in bad taste, but truth be told… There really are people who wonder. For them, businesses do what businesses do best – make money. So where do you place a consultant in that mix? The owner probably has more knowledge in the industry than the consultant. The managers know the employees more. The employees know more about the process than the consultant. What can he possibly do that will warrant a need for him/her in the system?
So what can a consultant do for your business? Here are some things they can do to help out according to sitesuite.com.au.
- Temporary assistance
- Objective review
- Third-party request for problem / opportunity identification & resolution / realisation
- Surviving a crisis
- Initiating change
- Obtaining funding
- Selecting key personnel
- In-house education
- Conflict resolution
- Executive assistance
- Government regulatory assistance
- Socio-economic and political change.
A consultant may function as an expert, coach, mentor, facilitator, and trainer depending on the needs of the business. While it is true that nobody knows the business more than the owners, managers, and employees – it doesn’t hurt to have an extra pair of hands to help out the business.