Management consultants investigate and evaluate an organisation's administrative and management systems in order to suggest improvements, or to advise on the design and implementation of new management paradigms.
Management consultants aim to help their clients (organisations) solve issues, increase efficiency, improve the business performance and maximise potential for growth. They use their business skills to provide objective advice, expertise and specialist skills which the organisation may be lacking.
Management consultants are primarily concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organisation. They will identify options for the organisation and suggest recommendations for change, as well as helping with additional resources to implement solutions.
Consultants operate across a wide variety of services such as business strategy, marketing, financial and management controls, human resources, information technology, e-business and operations, and supply-chain management.
Consultancy firms range from larger firms that offer end-to-end solutions to smaller or niche firms that offer specialist expertise, skills and industry knowledge.