We argued that the consultancy industry is vitally important to the economies of advanced industrialised countries, using the British economy as an example. Therefore any means of enhancing its competitiveness deserves examination. We initiated the research which is reported in this book because we believed (a) that the roles that consultants were required to undertake in the consultancy process itself were changing, and (b) that if consultancies and interested others became more aware of the nature of these changes, and reflected this knowledge in their training and development programmes, they would enhance their competitiveness.
KeywordsChange Agent Control Agenda Ideal Style Consultancy Process Role Profile
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