The value of “People Skills”

Modern Day Management Consulting

Modern Day Management Consulting is a relatively young and fast-growing profession.

The candidate for CMC designation should understand clearly the history, scope and related organisations as well as the Code of Professional Conduct or Ethics, for the Profession.

Trends in the past 10 years

  • Globalisation
  • Financial pressure
  • Skills shortage
  • Technology wars/ changes
  • Outsourcing
  • Product specific consulting
  • Pressures on ethics
  • Differing value systems
  • Pressure on fees
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Stress related to charging by the hour
  • Social Networking
  • “Free Services”
  • Recessions
  • Debt Crisis
  • Mobile Explosion
  • Proliferation of knowledge – “Google”
  • Web penetration
  • Cloud Services
  • Insourcing

The above trends affect the expectations of and challenges faced by consultants in the modern business environment. Traditional markets tend to be continuously disrupted (or Uberised) and this places the burden on the professional to remain in touch with the latest developments on a continuous basis. Of course, disruption can also provide opportunities for consultants who are top of their game.

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