Forces That Drive Business Consulting

In a global business environment, CEOs face many challenges: customers searching for the best possible price/value mix; rising raw material costs; pressure to keep prices low; profit margins shrinking in some parts of the world; consumer demand dropping from possible credit problems; and low-cost competition from Asian countries supplying U.S. consumers. With so many complex, competing economic forces, executives and managers face quite a dilemma. This is grist for the mill for consultants.

Today’s complexity can be simplified into a set of seven major forces that impact all organizations:

  • Globalization of the economy
  • Regionalization of the globe
  • Changing regulations
  • Privatization of public organizations ...

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