Looking to Avoid Internal Conflict

This can be particularly valuable in situations where strong senior personalities within an organisation support outdated “sacred cows” or oppose controversial proposed changes such as job cuts, major operational or strategic changes, and employee salary or benefit changes. External consultants may find turning agnostic stakeholders into advocates much easier than internal team or board members. A consultant’s job in making controversial conclusions known can be tough, but ultimately CEOs highly value their backup in these situations.

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