The consulting resource chain: flexibility and expertise

The Source

Business model Blog posts COVID-19 Expertise Flexibility ResourcingPut simply, there are two reasons why organisations use the services of consulting firms.

A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes

David A Fields

The post A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes appeared first on David A. Ron “Cherry Top” Ronson, CEO of HunkaChunk Chocolate Company, wants to hire your consulting firm to work your magic, but you’re hesitating. Because you’re already busy. Beyond busy. As a firm you’re running flat out and working overtime. On one hand, you fiercely want the HunkaChunk project. Heck, you’ve been courting ol’ Cherry for … Continued.

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Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets

McKinsey

Resource cleansheets assess component costs and carbon emissions at the same time—so designers and engineers can model design and production choices without compromising emissions goals.

How an Australian resources company makes ESG a priority

McKinsey

Karen Wood, chair of South32, talks about what makes the company’s purpose and strategy resilient in unpredictable times. Asia-Pacific

The Ultimate Marketing Efficiency Checklist

Here are 7 creative ways marketers can work smarter (not harder) - with the resources you already have!

Aligning Goals with Resources

CaseInterview.com

The far more difficult part is allocating resources (people, finances, attention span) because there are never enough resources to do everything you could do. Don’t confuse the details with the over-arching principle, which is: the #1 priority gets first in line access to ALL relevant resources — your calendar, your time, your attention, your energy. The trick is to channel that discomfort into making some difficult choices to align your resources (e.g.,

Resource for Aspiring Consultants

Tom Spencer

A nice resource to help you break into the industry. IF you are interested in breaking into the management consulting industry, you might want to take a look at this super helpful resource on Quora, click here. Management Consulting consulting consulting firms consulting resources management consulting firms Quora what is management consulting

10.5 Must-Use Resources for Consultants

David A Fields

Consultants often want to know what resources I recommend to build a thriving practice. resources I recommend. Resources to Help Consulting Firms Thrive (in no particular order) Are there other resources you’ve found invaluable? In addition to chocolate. Below are 10.5 Let me know in the comments below. Text and images are © 2016 David A. Fields, all rights reserved. Consultants Infrastructure infrastructure

Overcoming Obstacles Using External Resources

Women in Consulting

We heard back from participants that there are three primary obstacles to doing market research: budget, time and lack of internal resources. Contract with an expert that has the time, expertise, and experience (and perhaps template resources/processes that can be adapted for your project to help reduce cycle time). Lack of Internal Resources. The common answer to each of these obstacles is external resources. By: Jen Berkley Jackson.

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

We have taken the time to put together 14 consulting resources that you can download right now for free: Putting Your Application Documents Together. Management Consulting consulting applications consulting resourcesAre you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Applications can be time consuming, and really difficult. Your task will be much easier if you have a few useful templates and guidebooks to point you in the right direction.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

BCG Case Interview Preparation Resources

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BCG Practice Resources. CaseInterview.com Practice Resources. Practice Resources from BCG. About BCG. How BCG, Bain and the Consulting Industry Got Started. About McKinsey Bain and BCG. Top Consulting Firms. BCG Potential Test. BCG Potential Test. BCG Interview. Example BCG Interview Question. BCG Question and Answer. BCG Interview Focus. BCG Informal Interview. BCG Practice Case Interview. Difference Between US and Europe BCG Interviews. BCG Final Round.

Resources for Leading During Crisis and Uncertainty

Brimstone Consulting

Navigating Uncertainty: Six Resources to Prepare for Change. Six resources for preparing for change–particularly change that is ever in flux and unknowable at the same time. The post Resources for Leading During Crisis and Uncertainty appeared first on Brimstone Consulting LLC. The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming how we work – and live. More than ever, it is important that we come together to help and to support each other.

McKinsey Case Interview Preparation Resources

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Case Interview.com Resources: Definitive Guide to the McKinsey Problem Solving Test. McKinsey Case Interview Practice Resources. CaseInterview.com Practice Resources. Additional Resources. To get access to these free resources, just fill out the form below: First Name *. About McKinsey. McKinsey Careers. McKinsey Problem Solving Test. McKinsey Problem Solving Test Example Question and Answer. McKinsey PST Score. Example Tests from McKinsey: Practice Test A.

Is Your Employee Experience Reaching Human Resources? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM PEOPLE DOC

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Managing organizations Human resource management Sponsor ContentSponsor content from PeopleDoc.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Agile in enterprise resource planning: A myth no more

McKinsey

ERP transformations are never easy. Agile can help improve your results. Digital Insights

Consulting Website Design 006: Resources Done Right

Tsavo Neal

In this video, you’ll learn the types of content you want to create for your consulting website’s resource page. Navalent is the firm and website discussed in this video — their Resource Center in particular. Welcome to the 6th installment of Consulting Website Design, Resources Done Right. In this episode, we’re looking at the website of consulting firm Navalent, and more specifically, their “Resources” center.

Discover technology’s impact on natural resources

McKinsey

This interactive graphic explores how recent trends could affect supply and demand for resources. Our Insights

Human Resources Role in Change

Gina Abudi

Human resources plays a key role in enabling for employees within the organization to support and adopt change. Human resources usually has developed and maintains strong relationships with employees throughout the organization; they are usually the “go to” people. The post Human Resources Role in Change appeared first on Gina Abudi. Change Management change communicating change HR leadership human resources leading change

The future is now: How to win the resource revolution

McKinsey

Although resource strains have lessened, new technology will disrupt the commodities market in myriad ways. Our Insights

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

McKinsey

This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive. The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. Our Insights

How governments can be more effective by reallocating their resources

McKinsey

Scrutinizing past expenditures and radically challenging cognitive biases can help governments cut costs and create better outcomes for citizens. Public Sector Insights

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

Fortunately, we have taken the time to put together 14 free consulting resources that you can download right now: Putting Your Application Documents Together. Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Applications can be time consuming, and really difficult. Your task will be much easier though if you have a few useful templates and guidebooks to point you in the right direction.

How this small resource can get your clients primed for repeat projects

Kai Davis

The post How this small resource can get your clients primed for repeat projects appeared first on ?? What steps can you take to get your client to think, “Ah! I’ve got to get set up with this person’s other services”?

Building World Class Resource Management Capabilities - Part 2

Management and IT Consulting

In part 2 of this 2-part blog series, Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director of The Resource Management Institute (RMI) uncovers the second half of a 6-part plan to pave the way for optimized resource management

Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

McKinsey

Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

9 M’s Resource Audit Checklist

Tom Spencer

But while understanding the business situation will obviously be very important for ongoing success, an organisation’s ability to compete will ultimately be determined by the resources and capabilities that the organisation has available to it. While by no means perfect, the 9 M’s Resource Audit Checklist might prove useful for the task. An organisation’s approach to strategy will always depend on the circumstances. Who are the organisation’s competitors?

Q3 Update: New Resources, New Offers to help you Avoid the Multiple Destination Trap

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

As we move through the 3rd quarter of 2020, we thought it would be a good time to give everyone an update on what we've been up to.

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

McKinsey

The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Essential Consultant Website Pages Part 3: Curating your Resources

Tsavo Neal

The Consultant Resources Page. When you organize this and put it on your website, it’s called your “Resources” page. Your resources page shows them where to start, and tells them why they should start there. On your resources page, you control the headlines, sub-headers, and all the text. Using your resources page, you can reach out to peers in your industry and offer them a link to your services page. Curating Your Resources Page.

Tackling Resource Gaps in Marketing Technology Skills

Think Customers

Unless you've been living under a rock, it's pretty obvious that marketing has become incredibly technology-focused. Instead of sending out batch and blast emails and conducting other random acts of marketing, marketers are increasingly exploiting the value of data-driven decision making to deliver more personalized communications and engage more effectively with customers.

How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value

McKinsey

Companies that actively and regularly reevaluate where resources are allocated create more value and deliver higher returns to shareholders. Our Insights

The finer points of linking resource allocation to value creation

McKinsey

According to new survey results, exploring the more subjective side of investment decision making yields five elements that correlate closely with outperformance. Our Insights

Human Resources Adapts to a Changing CX Workforce

Think Customers

A strategic use of human resources can be the secret weapon to help a company stand out among competitors. Anyone working in the contact center space knows that finding and engaging top-performing front-line employees is a challenge. Companies are hard pressed to attract and retain customer care workers in the midst of low unemployment rates, expanding competition, and changing expectations from potential staff about what they want in a workplace environment.

Where, how much, and how: Answering the hardest questions of resource allocation

McKinsey

The challenge of resource allocation is determining where the resources will bring the most value, how much money and talent to redistribute, and how to put those shifts effectively into action. Our Insights