We’re all too aware of the negative connotations often associated with management consultancies. In many cases consultants are brought in when a company is in a desperate situation. Admittedly they don’t always provide the necessary lifeline, perhaps due to a failure to ensure that the solutions they put in place will result in sustainable improvements.
A friend of mine was recently regaling me with tales of airport queues and delays all across Europe. His own flight had been delayed, spoiling his dinner plans. The reason given – ‘Delayed due to the late arrival of the incoming aircraft’. I must admit that I had a laugh, though I could sympathise. Jokingly