defining the problem
planning the solution
stepping back to see whether or not it worked
The first step to solving any problem is to understand it fully.
If you hire consultants, you can expect them to do a thorough evaluation of your company before they make any concrete suggestions on how to move forward involving employees, management, and any other relevant stakeholders.
Once the problem has been defined, the usual next step of consulting methodology is to plan out different options and present them to company leaders.
Putting a plan into action is always challenging. Consulting methodology varies in how to determine when implementation has been successful.
Whichever approach your consultants use, make sure that it is an objective metric that holds them accountable for the services that they provide.
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