Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

Innovation Excellence

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Creativity Innovation Leadership Business Models career Consultancy Consulting culture Entrepreneurship innovation consultant Strateg

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Leapfrogging

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models. Consulting is a $250 billion behemoth global market. Consulting Services Stratification.

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Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

The worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice … Continue reading → Leadership marketing Strategy Technology agile Artificial Intelligence consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership Trends

Consulting Industry Faces Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Braden Kelley

Previously I explored the value of eminence and thought leadership to consulting firms, and how unfortunately the power of inbound content marketing has a dark side that forms part of a three-pronged attack on the consulting industry. Meanwhile, the tireless … Continue reading → Change Innovation Technology Artificial Intelligence Automation Engineers consulting disruption internal consulting strategy consulting

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?

Rocketspace

So, its no wonder that this trend has opened the market for a new breed of consultants dedicated to innovation. Are innovation consultants truly contributing to higher levels of success and does your company need one too? Innovation Models Corporate Innovation innovation consultants

Solutions without Consultants

Stephen Shapiro

I come from a consulting background having spent 15 years with Accenture. The post Solutions without Consultants appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. The work we did (and they still do) is incredibly valuable. But not all companies can afford Accenture or McKinsey.

What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?

Rocketspace

So, its no wonder that this trend has opened the market for a new breed of consultants dedicated to innovation. Are innovation consultants truly contributing to higher levels of success and does your company need one too? Innovation Models Corporate Innovation innovation consultantsThe corporate innovation space is booming.

Should You Hire an Innovation Consultant?

IdeaScale

Often, companies will turn to a guide, an innovation consultant, to put them on the path to more creative, flexible thinking. What does an innovation consultant do, and does your company need one? What Is Innovation Consulting? Innovation consulting is about laying the groundwork for innovation in your organization. Do I Need An Innovation Consultant? What Should I Look For In An Innovation Consultant? The post Should You Hire an Innovation Consultant?

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

Innovation Excellence

The same technologies that have led to the growth of consulting companies over the last couple of decades, will begin to lead to a shrinking of those same consulting firms. The increasing diversification of the large global consultancies into other specialties is the first step to what is an inevitable shrinkage forced upon the industry by three factors.

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

Digital Disruption Strategy Technology The Economy agile Artificial Intelligence Consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting Project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership TrendsThe worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice of overhanging debt.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

A virtual consultant is born!

Board of Innovation

Our consultants move heaven and earth to help businesses innovate in a relevant and meaningful way. The post A virtual consultant is born! But how do we keep raising the bar even more? To facilitate the needs of our customers on a different level we set out a new goal for ourselves: becoming half human and half machine. Sounds a bit sci-fi. Continue reading. appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration Expertise

A week in the life of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

The post A week in the life of an Innovation Consultant appeared first on Board of Innovation. Team Innovation Consultant JobsRead More.

Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports

Idea to Value

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only innovation website out there, and I’m not the only innovation consultant in the world. Originally published at Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports. Shocking news, I know 😉 There are some excellent other authors out there on the subject, and occasionally they will release something so insightful that it is my duty to let you know about […].

The Skills Most In Demand for Management Consultants to Spur Knowledge and Innovation in Companies

InnovationManagement

It is important for management consultants to build a climate of openness for individuals to exchange ideas. The post The Skills Most In Demand for Management Consultants to Spur Knowledge and Innovation in Companies appeared first on InnovationManagement. Organization & Culture Training & Education consulting knowledge integration knowledge management knowledge sharing

Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

I consistently look at different innovation consulting firms and the directions they are taking as it makes sense to gauge the directions that client demand is taking. Although these clearly change by the demand of the clients and the recognition that the consultant can deliver the work, compared to others, in a very tough competing environment. How does that move across the 2,000 seemingly highly industry specific plus consultants will be a challenge.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Innovation Excellence

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models. Consulting is a $250 billion behemoth global market. Consulting Services Stratification.

The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging

InnovationManagement

The post The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging appeared first on InnovationManagement. The true basis of leadership is built upon a model generated by an X and Y axis. One side is the concept of leadership that creates change through a process-oriented approach, and the other as more of a relationship-oriented one.

Boost Innovation with Rotation and Consultants

Innovation Excellence

But embedding both employees and consultants, would also likely produce great benefits by bringing new perspectives and experiences to bear. Build Capability Growth Innovation Employee Engagement innovation consultants. The benefits of rotating employees are well understood and common. Job Rotation

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Innovation Excellence

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification… The post How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic appeared first on Disruptor League.

How we are helping the consulting industry to disrupt itself

SnapStrat

Like all industries, management consulting is being dramatically altered in the face of the digital economy driven by fundamental changes in what your clients need and expect. Implications for consulting firms ? Advice -> Assets: The basis of consulting industry competition is changing; the speed of business cycles means the half-life of advice is short. The post How we are helping the consulting industry to disrupt itself appeared first on SnapStrat.

Dear Consultant, Do You Ever Wonder How?

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“To answer the most vexing innovation and research questions, crowds are becoming the partner of choice.” – leading innovation academics, -- Delivered by Feed43 service

4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Innovation Management Consultant

IdeaScale

Innovation management consulting has emerged as a profession as businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have started prioritizing innovation. Innovation management consultants help organizations establish innovation programs and keep innovation on track. Innovation management consultants may work with one or more business aspects : Culture. Consultants help them break out of counterproductive attitudes.

How to hire your next strategic planning consultant?

Focused Momentum

Bringing an outside expert in to assist a strategic planning effort is typically a significant consulting investment for an organization. Looking at multiple candidates, checking references and conducting a panel style interview are all key tactics to use to select the best fit for your organization, but there are specific things to look for when seeking help developing strategy

Augmentation and Client Embedding: The Disruption of the Consultancy Industry

Innovation 360

Right on schedule, disruption has come to the world of consulting. While many have seen it coming, only a few consulting firms are prepared to ride this wave of disruption into a new market reality. His prediction is playing itself out right now in the consultancy industry. Take a moment to look over Consultancy 2.0 , which is bringing in an era of intelligence augmentation and data analysis tools embedded directly into client networks.

Why you should work with an innovation consultant

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm an innovation consultant. I have a somewhat (cough) vested interest in writing a blog post about why you should work with an innovation consultant. Of course if you happen to select this particular consultant you'll be exceptionally successful, but there are some other perfectly acceptable consultants out there. The real purpose of this blog is to answer the question: why should I work with an innovation consultant? OK, here comes the pitch.

Agencies Should be as Competitive as Consultancies in Non-Marketing Engagements

Brunner

Many articles have commented on the acquisition of creative talent by consultancies to compete with ad agencies. Reading between the lines, it’s easy to extrapolate the trend to the “inevitable consultancy takeover”. Those with strong data science capabilities should not only be able to retain current business, but be a competitive resource on projects traditionally in the domain of the consultancies.

New Consulting: Showing, not telling

Dawid

In the new world of consulting (the one that includes accepting the fact that it’s impossible to know what will be successful or not (90% of startups fail), the one that accepts experimentation as testing over a business case, the one that treats each failed experiment as data, the one where action and context are king) we accept that in almost every case, doing something is better than just talking about it. productivity design-thinking prototyping problem-solving consulting

A week of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

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The Charade of Consultation

Michael Roberto

Years ago, my friend Mike Watkins, author of the best-selling book The First 90 Days , coined the term "charade of consultation." What are the negative consequences of engaging in a charade of consultation?

A week of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

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Why I left a Successful Consulting Career | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

About six months ago I made the decision to leave a successful management consulting career to follow my startup dreams

Dear Consultant, Do You Ever Wonder How?

Ideanote

Dear Consultant. As a top-notch consultant PowerPoint slides, spreadsheets, and strategic discussions are probably part of your daily schedule. Do you ever wonder how to ensure your projects last after leaving them in the hands of your client? Do you ponder over the question on how to ensure a culture of continuous innovation? By now, you breeze through them with ease. Yet, when it comes to implementing your carefully thought out concepts, clients can prove difficult.

Pop management consulting is a pop version of itself.

Innovation 360 Group

Oddly, management consulting is rarely named in discussions about industries vulnerable to disruption (unless you ask Clayton Christensen), even though it meets all the above qualifications. Some years ago, I had the pleasure to speak at the same conference as Clayton Christensen in Vienna, where he was already at the point of stating clearly that the consulting industry will undergo radical change. The broken business model of management consultancy firms.

How Large and Boutique Consultancies Can Partner for Better Design

Boxes and Arrows

This same principle holds true when contemplating partnerships between giant management consultancies like Accenture, McKinsey & Co., or Boston Consulting Group, as well as boutique design consultants like my own, MU/DAI. Management consultancies often employ rapid design sprints, driving immense value for their clients. But these sprints can be more effective and less risky overall by partnering with a smaller design consultancy.

Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Innovation Excellence

It always catches you by surprise when one of the leading players within the innovation space makes a change. In this case, Innosight has been acquired by Huron, a fellow professional services firm, one that has the vast majority of their business in the United States. Build Capability Innovation Acquisitions Business Models education healthcare Life Sciences Innovation Innovation

Augmentation and Client Embedding: The Disruption of the Consultancy Industry

Innovation 360 Group

Right on schedule, disruption has come to the world of consulting. While many have seen it coming, only a few consulting firms are prepared to ride this wave of disruption into a new market reality. His prediction is playing itself out right now in the consultancy industry.

Six Lessons From Corporations With The Best Innovation Culture

Rocketspace

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21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind my consultant life

Board of Innovation

The post 21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind my consultant life appeared first on Board of Innovation. I just wrapped up my 21st project in the span of 21 months! ?? And still, it’s really tricky to explain what I do.* To help answer that question for talents looking to join our team, I wrote down some statistics and spotted some patterns about my work at Board of Innovation so far. Here’s. Continue reading.

NYC and San Francisco Roundtables with PA Consulting

Innovation Leader

At roundtables in New York City and San Francisco, executives gathered to discuss learnings around becoming customer-centric and applying AI and machine learning

Are you an expert?

Braden Kelley

I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond. It pokes fun at the experience many internal and external consultants face with clients, whether we are working on … Continue reading → Leadership Management marketing Comedy consultants consulting experts Humor Sales videos

21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind an innovation consultant’s life

Board of Innovation

The post 21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind an innovation consultant’s life appeared first on Board of Innovation. I just wrapped up my 21st project in the span of 21 months! And still, it’s really tricky to explain what I do.* To help answer that question for talents looking to join our team, I wrote down some statistics and spotted some patterns about my work at Board of Innovation so far. Here’s a first one: I. Continue reading.