You’ve probably heard a lot of things about consultants over the years, good and bad. Before you make decisions about external programs, advice, and services, let’s shed a little light on a few of those urban legends.
Myth #1: You can do more with less. The phrase “do more with less” is insane. Realistically, people can be expected to do one of three things in business:
1. Do less with less.
2. Do more with more (this one’s easy).
3. Do less with more.
Let me take a moment to explain the third item, because people sometimes think it’s a typo on my slide during a seminar. Doing less with more was a serious problem when there was “more” available (think late 1990s and the dot.com boom times). Hiring more staff, spending ...