Top 10 consultancy disasters to avoid

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p19
Trade Publication
This article focuses on ways in which the top 10 consultancy disasters can be avoided by firms in the furniture industry. First, the underlying problem needs to be defined, otherwise it's possible to waste money addressing a symptom without getting to the roots of the problem. One of the commonest consulting problems is removing one bottleneck only to create another. Basic preparation includes finding out what information the consultants will need, and ensuring that it is available. For consultancy, a process needs to be set up for assessing consultants in a logical and structured way. That includes desk research, taking research, taking up client references, and meeting at least two firms of consultants to discuss the project.


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