Expertise, objectivity and supplementary assistance are the primary reasons for a health care organization to hire an external consulting firm. It is wonderful when a consulting relationship works well, yet not all do. Why do some external consulting relationships seem to thrive, while others become challenging?
In this article, we explore how and why a major health care provider significantly benefited from an external consulting relationship, and how you can apply these lessons to your organization, no matter its type or size.
The Three Vital Success Steps
While strategy-setting is a vital and necessary part of any consulting relationship, the reality is that strategy is typically just a small part of the overall work provided by a consultant. Far more time and budget is spent on project implementation, which highlights the need for a great consulting relationship fit. With that in mind, here are three vital implementation-related success steps to consider when engaging a consultant. [Read more…]