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1. The consulting market

This section seeks to define management consulting as an industry, draw its boundaries, highlight the unique contributions of management consultants and consulting firms, and elucidate the challenges faced by the management consulting industry. Learn more about the consulting industry from insights written by consulting market experts with many years of experience in consulting.

Survey: Digitization of Consulting 2016

Digitalization is pushing the business models of consulting firms. Learn what impact digitalization has on the consulting value chain and how buery of consulting services find prospective consulting firms.
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Survey: Digitization of Consulting 2016

Digitalization is pushing the business models of consulting firms. Learn what impact digitalization has on the consulting value chain and how buery of consulting services find prospective consulting firms.
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Consulting 4.0: The Future of Consulting or just a Trend?

Consulting 4.0, the beginning of a new era. The consulting industry faces the challenge to have to reshape itself: new business models, new growth areas and innovative products and services are required.
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Executive Survey: Consulting Market Trends

Cardea polled executives of client organizations to find out to which consultants they turn for assistance with different kind of projects, the value of consultants and what they expect from different kinds of consulting firms in the future.
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Survey: Digitization of Consulting 2016

Digitalization is pushing the business models of consulting firms. Learn what impact digitalization has on the consulting value chain and how buery of consulting services find prospective consulting firms.
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Survey: Consulting Services For SME Clients

Learn about what it needs to engage consulting firms, what value you can expect from consultants and how you find the right consulting firm for your specific Project requirements.
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The Future of Consulting

A series of business model innovations could reshape the way consulting firms engage with clients in the future. Learn more about the emerging «modularization» of the consulting industry and how client organization can use and benefit from new possibilities the consulting market offers.
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Tips: Changing Buying Behavior

Early signs of changing demand include increasingly sophisticated buyers of consulting services. Learn about the signs of (disruptive) changes in the consulting industry and how consulting firms have to position themselves in the market to meet changing demand of their clients.
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Consultants for small and mid-sized businesses

Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends or colleagues are still the most influental. For some project types or topics turning to personal networks is not sufficient or not helpful. In these cases finding suitable consulting firms is more difficult: Who does this kind of work? How well known is the firm? How good is their reputation?
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Strategy Consulting Marked By Changing Customer Needs

In this article you will find answers to questions like what strategy consulting was and is today, what strategy consulting has to offer to be of value for clients and how strategy consulting compares to digital transformation consulting and implementation work.
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Process Consulting Marked By Changing Customer Needs

Lesen Sie in diesem Beitrag, was Prozessberatung war und (heute) ist, was sie leisten muss, um für Kunden einen Mehrwert zu generieren, und wie sich Prozessberatung von einem technischen Beratungsansatz zu einem gesamtheitlichen Solution-Angebot entwickelt hat.
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A Typology of Consulting Services

The diversity of management consulting is vast. Sometimes management consultants use their own "buzzwords", so translating "buzzwords" into real clients' challenges and priorities may be necessary. Learn about consulting market segments and services and how to find the right consulting services and approaches for your specific business challenges.
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Best Practice: HR-Management

Die Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt ist ein Thema, das sowohl Führungskräfte als auch HR-Verantwortliche zum Umdenken auffordert. Es gilt, innovative Lösungen zu entwickeln, was häufig nur mit externem Fachwissen möglich ist. Lernen Sie HR-Best Practice-Lösungsansätze kennen.
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Best Practice: Krankenhaus-Management

Neuartige Lösungen erfordern häufig externes Fachwissen und Best-Practice-Expertise. Erhalten Sie Impulse zu Krankenhaus-Themen und Anforderungen an die Krankenhaus-Beratung sowie Einblicke in unsere Projektarbeit.
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Best Practice: Innovation in der Energiewirtschaft

Das traditionelle Geschäft in der Energiebranche ist erheblich unter Druck. Innovative Geschäftsmodelle sind gefragt. Erhalten Sie Impulse zu Best Practices zur Überwindung von Innovationsbarrieren und Entwicklung disruptiver Wachstumsstrategien.
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Top-Unternehmens-beratungen

Die Auswahl an Rankings von Top-Beratungsunternehmen ist mittlerweile recht gross und entsprechend unübersichtlich. In den meisten Studien erscheinen immer wieder die gleichen Namen. Wir beschreiben die gängigsten Methoden und Auszeichnungen und zeigen Alternativen.
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Angebote Unternehmensberatung und Management Consulting

Was ist Unternehmens-Beratung?

Wie definiert sich Management Consulting & Unternehmensberatung? Welche Dienstleistungen und Arten von Unternehmensberatung gibt es? Welche Kategorien und Arten von Management Beratung und Beratungsfirmen gibt es?
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2. Selection of consultants

The management consulting industry is highly fragmented with a variety of consulting firms, ranging from the “big three” global strategy-consulting firms to a large number of individual/independent consultants. Apart from the differences in size and scale, there exists a wide variety in the positioning and differentiation of the various consulting firms. There are firms that focus on a variety of issues in the same market such as the strategy-consulting firms, as there are firms that focus on a specific domain, such as information technology (IT). Learn more about how to select the consultant which is right for you and your business.

The best approaches to find the right management consultant

The best approaches to find the right management consultant

One of the most important factor which influences a consulting project's success is at the same time a factor which is commonly underestimated: selecting the right consulting firm. But which approaches are there to find the right consultant?
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Cost-Efficient Consulting Approaches

What new opportunities does the consulting market and offer and how can These be utilized by client organizations? Learn how you are able to identify and assess cost-efficient consulting approaches for your projects.
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9 Essentials for Choosing a Consultant

Which steps do have to follow to choose the right consultant for you and your business? Learn more about the essentials for choosing a consultant that fits your requirements.
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Tool Box: How to Buy Consulting Services

Learn more about how to optimize your consulting spend by applying best value for money selection processes and comparisons of price and performance and how to assess your organization's risk and potentials when engaging consultants.
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Consulting Roles

Learn about why clients rather use different consulting firms for different roles, why clients are engaging consultants, what type of consultant is right and how to select the right consulting firm for a specific project, role and task.
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Small vs. Big Consulting Firm

Learn about when to choose niche vs. big consulting firm, the main differences between large and boutique consultants, what large and smaller consulting firms offer and when to use a large vs. a smaller consulting firm.
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Beratung nach Branchen

Fachspezialist oder Branchenspezialist? Die Branchenkenntnis eines Beraters erhält zunehmende Relevanz als Auswahlkriterium für Kundenunternehmen. Lernen Sie mehr darüber, wie man die Branchenkompetenzen von Beratungsunternehmen differenzieren kann.
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Unternehmens-beratung nach Regionen

Welches Beratungsunternehmen für welche Projekte? Die regionalen (geographischen) Erfahrungen eines Beraters können für bestimmte Projekte entscheidend sein. Zusätzliche Fähigkeiten und Erfahrungen können aber ebenso wichtig sein.
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3. Management of consultants

This sections seeks to define return on consulting as an instrument to increase the success of consulting projects, outline the most common mistakes, and provide useful "tips & tricks" on how to manage consulting engagements effectively.

 

Engagement of Consultants: Facts & Figures

Do you know which consultants are suitable for your projects and what value they provide? Learn more from a rich set of facts & figures.
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Return on Consulting

Do you know what value your consulting projects generate? Do you know how to proactively manage and influence the value of consultants? Learn more about how to increase your return on consulting.
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Measuring the Value of Consultants

How to measure and increase the success of your consulting projects and the performance of consultants, how to define important measures of consulting performance, and how to define and assess outcome measures and success criteria of different types of consulting projects.
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9 Essentials for Managing Consultants

Does it happen in your company that consulting engagements are managed poorly? Learn about the most important lessons from this experience, the most important factors which influence project success and how to manage consultants properly.
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Performance Measurement

Collecting data associated with the performance and quality of a consulting firm engaged (before, during and after a project is conducted with external consultants) helps optimize selection processes, manage consulting projects and consultants effectively, achieve predefined project goals, optimize return on consulting, optimize consulting spend, and manage the portfolio of professional services providers.
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4. Marketing for consultants

A clear, understandable and well-perceived positioning which sets you apart from your competitors is an increasing need for the growth of a consulting company. Brand positioning is not only about marketing communications. The brand's desired attributes have to be reflected in everything that represents a consulting company. Learn more about effective marketing approaches and how to create a unique position strategy to accentuate differentiation to your clients.

5 Steps to Effectively Position Your Company

How do you create a unique position strategy to accentuate differentiation to your clients? Learn more about 5 steps to effectively position your consulting firm.
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Partnermanagement und Partnersuche

Der Aufbau neuer Märkte, die Erweiterung von Dienstleistungen oder die Verbreiterung oder Vertiefung der eigenen Expertise lassen sich manchmal nur durch Partnerschaften oder Kooperationen realisieren.
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Online Marketing for Consulting Firms

More than 30% of buyers of consulting services use online search for finding alternative consulting firms. Cumulatively, online techniques have eclipsed more traditional methods of finding consultants. Therefore, online marketing and online visibility is fundamental for consulting firms.
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Tool-Box: Service Differentiation & Positioning

Learn about how to differentiate yourself and how to build a compelling value proposition to your clients in oder to generate future and sustainable growth of your consulting company.
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Tool Box: Marketing for Consulting Firms

What do clients expect from consulting firms and what do consulting firms have to do to boost their market visibility and Reputation?
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5. Selected Studies & Thought Leadership

Find selected, current studies of our cap-certified consultants.

Benchmarking HR Digital – (Wie) schafft HR die Transformation?

Ob Unternehmen die mit der digitalen Transformation verbundenen Veränderungen bewältigen können, entscheidet sich nicht auf der technischen, sondern auf der menschlichen Ebene.
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