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I’ve been at a company for 15+ years that uses consultants whenever they want to make big changes. It’s very cyclical. Every 4-5 years the new consultant recommends we go to a structure that was the same as we had 5 years ago without realizing it.
The industry has lots of mergers and acquisitions, so the leadership changes a lot. It’s the mid level and lower employees who see the pattern.
It’s behind a paywall. Anyone can share the news?
You don’t hire consultants for their advice per-say, you hire consultants for blame if shit goes sideways.
This is kind of like that fable of a scorpion asking a frog for a ride across the river.
Probably clickbait. Anybody not a direct employee could be a consultant. So if you outsource your IT support, guess what, those people could be consultants.
[Consulting: If you’re not part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.](https://despair.com/cdn/shop/products/consultingdemotivator.jpeg?v=1554328220)
From a great demotivational poster…
Consulting: If there’s no money to be made in fixing a problem, there’s profit to be had in prolonging it.