The France Consulting Market
Consulting Market Programme 2016
By Rachel Duk.
I confess: I was utterly enchanted by Disney’s remake of their classic film Beauty and the Beast. In common with my fellow cinema-goers, I sought solace from the ongoing political debacles in the UK in a French wonderland of singing candlesticks and talking teacups. And in a happy coincidence, my mind was allowed to linger in that particular universe for a little longer, as the next day I boarded a Paris-bound Eurostar to talk to some of our customers about the France consulting market. While I prepared myself for the day ahead—the soundtrack still ringing in my ears—it began to dawn on me just how many parallels existed between Beauty and the Beast and the France consulting market.
Blog | 16th May 2017 | Read more
By Fiona Czerniawska.
We’re only three months into 2017, but it’s already clear that the word of the year in consulting will be robotics.
It’s rapidly becoming—some would say has become—the catch-all phrase for the use of new digital technologies, including cognitive computing and artificial intelligence, to automate parts of the consulting process. It’s a huge opportunity: as a previous article on this blog argued, there are aspects of strategy consulting—to name just one example—that could be done better and more quickly by machines, leaving people to spend more time analysing and interpreting the data. But inevitably it’s also a challenge—or rather two challenges.
Blog | 29th March 2017 | Read more
By Alison Huntington.
There’s much to like about the German consulting market: high average revenues, greater availability of talent relative to other markets, and, at this time of year, the promise of glühwein and Christmas markets. OK, that last point isn’t one of the criteria in our market attractiveness index, but the DACH region (of which Germany is by far the largest part) has topped our ranking for two years running without even taking mulled wine into account
Blog | 1st December 2016 | Read more
What's everyone talking about within the financial services consulting market? Zoë Stumpf shares some findings from our recently published report.
By Edward Haigh.
That’s the deliberately slightly playful question we’ve been asking consulting leaders recently, as part of our research into what’s going on from a talent perspective. And it’s already elicited some interesting responses.
The one that caught my attention the other day was someone saying that they’d build more relationships with small specialist firms.
Blog | 24th November 2016 | Read more
Rachel Duk talks through the challenges in place for consulting firms and their clients within the energy & resources industry.
By Edward Haigh.
Tony Soprano, lead protagonist of the critically acclaimed HBO TV series, was a hardened criminal and brutal murderer. I liked him. I doubt I was alone.
I liked him because he was a family man who would come home from a day of hardened criminality and brutal murdering and try to do the best for his family. And then sit down in front of the TV with a bowl of ice-cream. I liked him because he was vulnerable.
In fact that vulnerability was sufficiently acute that it led him to the psychiatrist’s couch, confirming in the process both that America’s psychological problems extended to all corners of society, and that Americans really, really, like talking about themselves.
Blog | 6th October 2016 | Read more
The last few years have been among the busiest ever for M&A activity within the consulting industry. But the number of deals being done begs an important question: are they adding value?
Edward Haigh explores how data and analytics are changing the consulting industry and the extent to which clients are increasingly using consultants in two ways.
Fiona Czerniawska, author of this report, talks us through her thoughts on what is a main trend in consulting this year.