“It’s a fact of life, reasonable arguments do not provoke solutions; but provocative arguments provoke critical thinking that does provoke solutions.” (Henderson. Founder of Boston Consulting.)
Advisory services should provide answers you don’t already know. Advisory firms such as McKinsey, Bain & Boston Consulting send in teams of highly educated, bright, inexperienced staff to perform an engagement. This will generally an exploratory engagement looking for a solution to a problem, or a project to install a new operating system. When the engagement is finished, they hand over a report full of analytical calculations and a conclusion or recommendation. Then they all leave with a large chunk of your money. And everything else is left up to you. They don’t hold your hands.
“We serve clients at every level of their organization, in whatever capacity we can be most useful, whether as a trusted advisor to top management or as a hands-on coach for front line employees. For every engagement, we assemble a team with the most appropriate experience and expertise.” – from McKinsey’s homepage.
We strictly provide guidance and advice. We don not send in teams to do the heavy lifting. When you work with Ellis, we can do some of in in-house, but if we can’t, the rest is up to you. stick to the trusted advisor to top management role.