Surely you have ever raised the question about what a business consultant does and how that consultant should work in your company. Taking into account the success of the consultancy today, we all can do little more or less an idea of what is or what objectives are developed in this discipline. However, we do not always know in depth what are the tasks that a consultancy should develop in your company.
If you are interested in this aspect, maybe it is because the idea of hiring a consultant for your company is starting to haunt you, but it may not convince you at all, probably due to lack of confidence. It is common to think that a stranger cannot contribute much in a company, but nothing is further from reality.
How are we going to do it?
Simply, telling you exactly how a consultant should work in your company if you finally dare to count on their services. In this way you will know everything you are going to do and how you are going to do it, and all this in order that you already know: solve that problem or give a small boost to the company; the one that is so needed in many cases.
But what is the real role of the Business Consultant?
According to Ivan Marcos Kruger, Master of Leadership, business consultant is one who gives advice on an area that is of his knowledge and that provides a direction, clarifies a doubt, and listens to dilemmas to then suggest a more appropriate path.
For a psychologist and leadership specialist, for a consultancy to achieve its purpose, it is necessary that the professional who provides it knows how to “read” the environment and is aware of what the company needs.
But, after all, what can a business consultant do to help companies improve their performance and what are the characteristics of a successful consultant?
- The consultant needs to be dynamic and profoundly knowledgeable in the field in which he provides consulting;
- You need to know how to listen more than talk;
- You need to know in what sectors your actions need to be taken before the other departments of the company;
- You need to be able to differentiate what is important from what is urgent;
- You need to be independent and speak the truth to leaders and business leaders without being arrogant and not the “owner of truth”;
- You need to set attainable goals that motivate the group to follow you firmer and more determined.
And which companies need a business consultant?
- Anyone who is deficient in some sectors;
- Anyone who wants to move faster to success;
- Anyone who has an open and entrepreneurial mind to promote necessary change;
- Anyway, anyone who does not want to lose important clients and businesses.
And does your company, a friend, need a consultant? Is not this the moment?