Service introduction analyst: Meir Adler Management consultants help organisations to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance. They use their business skills to provide obective advice and expertise and help an organisation to develop an any y specialist skills that it may be lacking. Management consultants are primarily concerned concern ed with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organisation. They will identify options for the organisation and suggest recommendations for change, as well as advising adv ising on additional resources to implement solutions. !onsultants operate across a wide variety of services such as:
business strategy" marketing" financial and management controls" human resources" information technology"
e#business" supply#chain management. !onsultancy firms range from larger firms that offer end#to#end solutions, to smaller or niche firms that offer specialist expertise and skills in certain industry areas.
Typical work activities The day#to#day activities of management consultants are often complex co mplex and will vary depending on the client and an d type of proect. $ou $ou may work alone on some proects, while others will involve a large team and could be based in one location or across various sites.
Typical Ty pical tasks, particularly for new graduate recruits, involve:
carrying out research and data collection co llection to understand the organisation" conducting analysis" interviewing the client%s employees, management team and other stakeholders" running focus groups and facilitating workshops" preparing business proposals and presentations. &ew recruits tend to spend most of their time time at the client%s site. 'n addition to the above, tasks for more experienced and senior consultants involve:
identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions" presenting findings and recommendations to clients" implementing recommendations(solutions and ensuring the client receives the necessary assistance to carry it all out" managing proects and programmes" leading and managing those within the team, including analysts" p rogress and to make relevant liaising with the client to keep them informed of progress