ConsultingConsultants are like plumbers:
- Technician-- give Joe the Plumber a call when you've got a leaky faucet-- he'll pop in and fix it. In and out. That's it. No more worries.
- Instructor-- bring him in to teach your maintenance staff how to fix the leak themselves-- because you know it's going to happen again.
- Contractor-- it's not just a leak-- all of your pipes are rusted out and need to be replaced. You need a major upgrade and want a pro to do it.
- "Scapegoat"-- the plumber you should have called but didn't when the faucet first started leaking. Somehow it's his fault when your pipes burst and flood the basement.
- Technician-- Short-term Assignment-- carve out a little chunk of something that needs to be done or fixed, throw it over the wall and have the consultant take care of it on an hourly/daily/weekly basis.
- Instructor-- Custom Training-- identify the need, and bring in a facilitator to teach the skills necessary to fill that particular need. Follow on and supplemental sessions can provide reinforcement to make sure it really "sinks in." (no pun intended ;))
- Contractor-- Longer-term Project-- if there's a specific initiative or critical project for which you don't have the requisite "in-house" expertise and resources, it may be worth bringing in an expert for 3-6 months to really get it started on the right foot. It could save you time, money and critical internal focus in the long run.
- "Scapegoat"-- looking for just a "yes man" to tell you what you want to hear-- regardless of whether or not it's really a good idea? Or someone to "blame" when things go south due to poor planning or implementation?
Shuriken Systems can do any or all of the above. Though our "Scapegoat" rates include a 500% "idiot's tax." :)
Contact us at the first sign of a leak.