This guide is a widely recognized reference work on the state of the art of management consulting. It offers an extensive introduction to consulting: its nature, professional standards, intervention methods, behavioural rules, current developments and future perspectives.
Today, the information and knowledge- based economy is constantly creating new opportunities and challenges for consultants, who can find enough work and get well paid for their services, provided they are able to cope with complex and rapidly changing conditions and meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated clients. The whole world of professional services is undergoing profound changes and management and business consultants are no exception. In this climate, consultants must continuously "reinvent themselves". More than ever, learning is a life-long job for consultants. This fourth edition of Management Consulting actively reflects and confronts all these developments and challenges.