What is management consultancy? How has it developed? How does it affect businesses? This book answers these questions and introduces the field for those looking to develop a career as a management consultant.
Providing a thorough introduction to management consultancy, Morgen Witzel covers the topic from a range of perspectives including the field's historical development, the client's perspective, business analysis, return on investment, consulting failures, ethics and accountability and the growing importance of sustainability.
With exercises and case studies throughout, this practical textbook provides students with a rounded and critical understanding of what it means to be a management consultant and in so doing, will help readers emerge as employable management consultants of the future.
Morgen Witzel is an internationally known writer, lecturer and thinker on the problems of management and leadership. His books have been published in twelve languages and have sold more than sixty thousand copies worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter Business School, UK and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
1. Introduction Part I: What Consultancy Is 2. What is Management Consultancy? 3. From Company Doctors to Strategic Partners 4. The Roles of the Consultant 5. The Client Part II: What Consultants Do 6. Analysis 7. Problem Solving and Capacity Building 8. Impact 9. Failure and Recovery Part III: Issues in Management Consultancy 10. Ethics in Management Consultancy 11. Consultancy and Sustainability 12. A Career in Consultancy