Management Consultancy: A Handbook for Best Practice

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Philip Sadler
Kogan Page Publishers, 2001 - 496 Seiten

Management Consultancy is the definitive reference guide for all management consultants. Covering all aspects of the management consultant's role, this essential handbook covers everything you need to know. This book provides: guidelines on best practice, expert contributions, helpful case studies, and a complete overview of the industry. Management Consultancy also explores the principles behind the application of specialized management techniques to the consultancy process. This book also seeks to promote an understanding of the dynamics of the client-consultant relationship.

Comprehensive in its coverage and full of practical advice, techniques and useful information, Management Consultancy is of equal value to the MBA student, sole practitioner or professional in a large multi-national consultancy. This title is also the recommended reading for students on the MSc in Management Consultancy.

The book is recommended by the Institute of Management Consultancy and the Management Consultancies Association. The book is also endorsed by the Association of MBAs.

 

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Inhalt

Consultancy in a changing world
3
Conclusion
15
Characteristics of New Economy organizations
22
References
28
The structure of the industry
39
Professionalism and ethics
60
Ethical norms
66
Ethics questionnaire and responses
72
References
273
The role of the management consultant in the
274
An emerging view of the role of the change consultant
280
Choice and influence in our roles
289
Types of formulation models
295
Financialoriented approaches
306
Hybrid approaches
315
References
321

Code of professional conduct of the
79
Who is the client?
87
Interventions and roles
95
Conclusion
101
The stages of the entry phase
107
Presenting the proposal
120
Data collection and diagnosis
123
Choosing data collection methods
129
Research methodology
140
Involve the client
146
Giving presentations
152
What typical techniques exist to aid implementation?
164
What is the consultants role and what skills are required?
178
References
184
Finance and control issues
215
Financial planning and control
227
Summary
235
Strategic human resource management
242
Structure and culture
248
References
257
Organizational change
261
Implementation
267
Developing proprietary methods
334
Elements of a consultancy practice
340
Outsourcing of business and IT functions
355
Small and mediumsized firms
361
A practical tool for entering the clients thought process
369
Growing the leaders thinking capacity
377
Consulting in the public sector
383
The implications for organizational consultation
389
References
395
Understanding your context and role
401
Managing risk
409
Creating conditions for engaging people
416
Management consultancy for voluntary organizations
421
The statement of financial activities the rationale
430
Overseas operations
436
Taxation
443
The consultants role
449
References
456
The global consulting dilemmas
463
The role of the internal consultant
466
Career paths and opportunities
477
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Philip Sadler is widely recognised as a leading authority in the field of management studies. Principal of Ashridge Management College for over 25 years until his retirement in 1990, he now devotes his time to research, writing, consultancy and lecturing. He is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association, a Companion of the Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Institute for Personnel Development, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a Patron of the Centre for Tomorrow's Company. He has been awarded the honorary degrees of DSc (City University) and DBA (De Montford University). He holds the Burnham Gold Medal of the Institute of Management and was appointed CBE in 1986. He is the author of The Seamless Organization and Building Tomorrow's Company, also published by Kogan Page.

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