Management Consultants frequently appear on “most despised professions” lists, alongside Estate Agents, Journalists and the Tax man. Stories of highly paid, self-important individuals spouting endless management jargon whilst ruining businesses abound. And yet, despite the negativity, the Management Consultancy business continues to grow and becomes ever more important, shaping all aspects of the companies, institutions and governments that we rely on in our daily lives. Whether you are a junior employee, a senior manager, a business leader or an entrepreneur, your work and career will at some stage be changed by these outsiders who it appears know more about your work than you do.
Love them or loathe them, to understand the modern business environment we all need to understand the role that management consultants play and the benefits and dangers of working with consultants.
To mark the launch of the recent publication, edited by Olga Matthias, Graham Manville and Julian Campbell, we are organizing this event, which will give you the opportunity to hear more about consultants and what they do; Graham Manville and one of the contributing authors, Ian Fouweather, will be talking about “Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects” and the insights provided into the world of consulting. With many years of experience from within the industry and as academic researchers, they are well positioned to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of management consulting. So whether you dream about becoming a management consultant, are thinking about hiring some, or have had your job changed by them; the launch will provide an invaluable and thought provoking opportunity to understand how the industry works and why it has become so important in the 21st century
23rd October 2017
6.00-7.30pm: Evening speakers.
7.30-8.15pm: Coffee and Cake – Networking in the Atrium.