Getting an objective source of information about your company’s processes can be a real game changer in a competitive industry. An outside opinion can revolutionize everything from your work force to your accounting practices. But how do you know whether the consultant is worth investing in? After all, a good consultant can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. Here is what to look for in a great consulting relationship.
Case Studies. Everyone has to start somewhere, but you shouldn’t be the first job a consultant has ever taken on! Ideally, the best consultant will have case studies where similar problems have been solved or will at least be able to show you how an application in one industry may benefit your industry. Experience matters!
Clear Evidence of Innovation. What you are looking for is not the same-old, same-old, right? So make sure your consultant has a sense of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to your problems. That is not to say that some of the simplest solutions may not work out to be the best. But ask for proof of innovation in other areas.
A Sense of Partnership. A great consultant will be just as interested in working on your projects as you are. After all, it’s a chance to showcase a new design or solve a problem. A great consultant will see your issue as an opportunity to learn and grow as well, and they should bring that sense of partnership to your meetings. In fact, strong consultants will quite often approach the problem in the beginning for free, not charging you to look around or even inviting you to their plant or office to get a sense of the possibilities.
Komax has a long track record of working with industries globally to improve and innovate on previous technology and processes. Why not see how our experience and creativity can boost your company, too?