“As Consultants, we add immense value. With our insights, we are able to give quality guidance to companies, businesses, governments, organizations, municipalities, groups, and individuals - and ultimately provide them with resources to help them make better choices. And with everyone making better choices, the world is a better place.”
- Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr (CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth Capital LLC)
While organizations in all their sectors (governmental, private, charitable) are facing numerous challenges that may affect their working environments, such as organizational, administrative, procedural, dealing with human capital, and other issues that happen due to a variety of factors, including lack of clarity of strategic vision, poor organizational planning, a lack of alignment of employees' capabilities with the tasks assigned to them, a poor working environment, and so on. Thus, Management Consulting has developed a radical solution to these challenges by offering best-proven solutions to all entities based on best practices and the most accurate standards. Consulting services are the best solution and the quickest way to enable a capable human capital to work, but despite its importance, many people are unaware of what this great concept implies in the field of business development and human development empowerment.
The Concept of Management Consulting
It is defined as a service provided by an individual or organization to a person or institution in need of change and development, to identify obstacles related to various organizational and empowerment issues, by researching the origins of these obstacles, auditing them, and then developing appropriate practical recommendations to solve them, and assist in the implementation process step by step until the client reaches the highest stages of organizational success.
The Role of Consultants in Building a Better World
Consultants provide a significant added value when they assist their clients in increasing organizational efficiency and achieving goals, because the concept of management consulting contributes to providing improvement guidelines by adhering to best practices and the most recent solutions based on an in-depth understanding of the labor market in accordance with best practices related to the organization's similar sector, and then making decisions with a nimble mind. When there are gaps in the organization, consultants develop solutions to fill those gaps by developing distinguished consulting solutions aimed at empowering organizations, which enables excellence and has a significant impact on their performance and transforming them into work environments that attract talents. When the work environments are stimulating and highly efficient, this positively benefits all the employees of those entities, increases their loyalty, and motivates them to give their best, which benefits the organization's investment with the best results and the highest profits.
When Do Organizations Need Instant Management Consulting
When the level of employee satisfaction with the organization drops and the impact of this appears on the level of their production, and directly affects its customers, this means that the organization needs to be developed, and this is a categorical warning of the need for administrative transformation, and asking for a helping hand from specialized consultants, so the responsible persons in the organization should immediately hire experienced management consultants to contribute to the development of their business and enable them to achieve their goals. The most important symptoms that require effective consulting intervention are the following:
Many resignations, and complaint about the organization by employees.
Repeated criticism of the organization or its management.
The increase of intensity of competition and the complexity of environmental conditions.
Delayed work by staff.
Errors and irregularities occur frequently.
Impaired cognitive abilities.
The need to improve administrative efficiency.
The high cost of doing business.
The Relationship of Management Consulting with The Empowerment of Human Capital
Providing experienced management consulting is one of the best solutions to increase the efficiency of the individual in organizations, and this strongly supports one of the goals and pillars of Saudi Vision 2030, which is to focus on individuals and prepare them to become global competitors to meet the requirements of the labor market locally and globally, and thus build a brilliant future for the Kingdom. Management Consulting plays an effective role in empowering human capital, thus the focus is on employees in the organization and everything that contributes to increasing their efficiency, because the human element is one of the most important and valuable resources in the organization and the most influential on productivity in the workplace, where human wealth accounts for 65% in high-income countries and 40% in low-income countries. Management Consulting helps to analyze the strategies and practices of human capital in organizations and thus develop and implement future strategies, in addition to empowering everyone in the organization to face difficulties and prepare them for a sustainable future. Careful focus on employees and the creation of a distinctive competitive work environment that pushes them to provide the best of their skills and abilities, and undoubtedly, this will bring the organization the best results and, consequently, the full achievement of its goals.