Choosing and using a consultant
how to choose and use a consultant can make the difference between a successful
project and a failure. Here's guidance on choosing and using a consultant
from a publication from the Institute
of Management Consultancy
define the objectives you wish to achieve.
and agree these with others in your organisation.
no more than three consultants, and ask them for written proposals
the consultants properly.
- See the
individual consultant who will do the job and ensure that the 'personal
chemistry' is right.
- Ask for
and follow up references.
- Be involved
and in touch during the assignment.
that the consultant does not save surprises for the final report.
your staff in the assignment so that they "own" the recommendations.
the recommendations and involve your management as well as the consultant.
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