The Need to Professionalize Consulting

Consultants are found in many fields. Perhaps most well-known are the management consultants, who offer advice and solve problems across an organization’s value chain in such areas as research and development, production and operations, and marketing, as well as support functions in finance, human resources, and information technology. Business consultants usually specialize in such things as process reengineering, strategy, or training, and they often develop in-depth knowledge of certain industries. There are also consultants in the medical profession, the church, and education, and there are consultants who work as advisors to government. Even the major television and cable networks have their own consultants. ...

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