Do Managers Use Consultants Because They Are Smarter?

Chamberlin, Paul
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2001
Management has assorted roles to play, many of which are listed, that may call for consultant input. Consultants also play various roles, and some of these are discussed as well. The relationship between management and the consultant depends mainly on management's preparation for the assignment and on their monitoring during the assignment. Consultant costs are discussed briefly and suggestions for keeping consultant costs under control are given. In addition, some qualities of a good consultant are covered.
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