Overview :

Hiring consultants is big business and can take a chunk of your budget. The return on all that advice not only depends on the consultant you hire but also depends on who and how the advice will be received. Both parties, the consultant and the company leaders involved, need to work together to assure that dollars spent are spent wisely. Start by clearly defining your issue. The more precise your company is in knowing what is needed the more precise and helpful the consultant you hire can be. Take the time to work with the outside consultant and listen with an open mind to  ideas, recommendations or counsel comes from the outside source.