Last month we discussed three of the most common organizational challenges we encounter as consultants. The three organizational challenges we discussed included ego imbalance, weak collaboration and limited transparency.  As consultants, the real challenge is not in assessing these organizational handicaps as they are easy to spot. The real challenge is successfully navigating the land mines they may lay in our path, and having the insightful influence strategy needed to help our clients overcome them. Sometimes it is the consequences of these organizational challenges that result in the need for our services. Consequently producing high quality technical delivererables may correct the immediate need but have little to no impact on the root cause. 

When we have the opportunity to skillfully address both symptom and cause, we find our greatest value as consultants.

  • Do you have any examples where you have assessed these organizational challenges and been able to make a difference in helping your client overcome them in some manner?