What are the main types
By Yohan Albo
There are many types of consultants, but all good consultants will, as Marylin Suttle states, “Look for the positive qualities in [their] clients’ negative behavior”.
Here is a look at the different types of consultants available for organizations to hire for advice:
A strategy consultant is a consultant that focuses on strategic areas of a company such managerial practices, organizational behavior, economic policy and business development. Consequently, a strategic consultant works together with the highest levels of management in a company. Generally speaking, a strategy consultant leverages his/her quantitative/analytical skills to provide advice to his/her clients.
A management consultant, sometimes referred to as a business consultant or organizational advisor, is a consultant that focuses on an array of organizational concerns in a company. As a collective term, management consulting for all intents and purposes includes all forms of consulting and advisory.
An operations consultant is a consultant that assists clients in improving the performance of their operational activities. A consultant in this area provides an array of services from merely providing advice to hands-on implementation support such as financial restructuring. As operations is ordinarily linked with the strategy and technology parts of a company, an operation consultant usually works closely with experts from these respective industries.
Financial Advisory Consultant
A financial advisory consultant works on questions relating to financial capabilities, using analytical tools and forecasting methods. As a result, a financial advisory consultant can provide advice in areas from Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to risk management and financial securities. The majority of financial advisory consultants are employed by professional services firms such as Deloitte, EY, PWC and KMPG.
A technology consultant, or a digital consultant, attempts to help clients develop and implement Information Technology (IT) within their company. An IT consultant works on implementing transformational technologies in a company as opposed to an IT employee who works on the day-to-day technology operations of a company. Within IT consulting, organizations are increasingly hiring consultants who specialize in digital, data analytics, cyber security and IT forensics.
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