10-Point Checklist for Briefing a Consultant (Enhanced DVD)
Many businesses seek out consultants to help resolve problems and bring innovative approaches to the organization in the business. Making the decision to contact a consultant is just the first step. business leaders should next analyze how they will brief a consultant to avoid unwanted surprises. One of the biggest focuses of the tips included in this video is having a realistic approach to briefing a consultant. That includes recognizing what is hype and what is reality about what the consultant can do and having achievable goals. Other tips include recognizing that a solution to a problem may not be the same as a particular outcome and how the corporate culture can affect the need for and work of a consultant. This video will also give tips on other, practical topics, like how to keep roles clear, now to discuss both time and cost, and how to prepare for problems as they appear.
This video has a run time of 16 minutes and is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.