The knowledge worker cannot be supervised closely or in detail. He can only be helped. – Peter Drucker
An effective consulting team or group is made up of competent, cognitive thinkers, who trust each other, and build credibility and trust with clients. It is a loose affiliation of free agents who “jam” and make executives and clients’ lives easier through their work.
They are not a Dilbert hierarchy of mangers watching, tracking, measuring, project managing other people. It is not full of status reports, and dashboards of progress. It is not SG&A or overhead. As Drucker said, [consultants] can only be helped.
As a consultant, my question to you is:
- How have you helped your fellow team mates today?
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