The role of management consultants is often shrouded in mystery. Ultimately, consultants provide solutions to business & organizational problems. They provide an objective and external perspective using data, frameworks, and industry insight. Consultants inform clients on what the data says is the best strategic decision. Oftentimes, the recommendations are different from what the client would rather hear. These clients include businesses, institutions, and organizations.
Many wonder why a client would need to hire another party to solve its problems rather than having its own employees analyze and fix the issue at hand. Sometimes people get lost in the weeds of day-to-day operations. It is difficult to truly take a step back with an unbiased perspective to properly fix known issues. Consequently, consultants who have solved many similar problems for previous clients can step in, perform robust analysis, recognize patterns, and offer valuable advice.