Anyone who writes the history of today’s consulting industry will tell us that the trends which revolutionized other industries, including music, photography, and publishing, threw the consulting industry into a tizzy too.
For one thing, the industry “playing field” is more level than it’s ever been.
Sure, there are major differences between the capabilities of small and large firms when it comes to market presence, branding, and the ability to invest in their growth.
But where it ultimately counts is in delivering services. And any firm, regardless of size, can now deliver services that equal or exceed the quality of work produced by the most experienced consulting firms.
And any firm, regardless of size, can now deliver services that equal or exceed the quality of work produced by the most experienced consulting firms.
Like any significant change, this one is a two-edged sword. The scope and reach of the changes we’re seeing, though generally positive, have unintended consequences you should pay attention to.
Say Goodbye to Routine Work
As in other industries, consulting clients now have lots of options for handling the work that consultants have been doing for them.