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Consulting Post Covid-19  


Anushka Patil
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How do you think the life of a consultant will change post lockdown period?

Will it get back to the normal 'consulting' life?

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Ryan
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The current situation has not only affected the consulting industry but also the consultants. Remote working for consultants is not new. The current digitization trend and adoption of technologies has become key in helping businesses survive during these challenging times.

At the same time these technologies have made the job of consultants easier by bringing their clients and work closer to them.  Companies around the world are looking for answers on how to deal with this situation, and they are looking for consultants to get these answers. Firms must restructure and cut their costs to reduce losses, which is something consulting firms have been doing for a long time. Covid-19 has also created strains in human capital for businesses. HR consultants are in high demand to tackle these economic consequences.

E-commerce is booming (food related), and firms are looking for supply chain consultants to help them reorganize their supply chain. Also, a large majority of consultants are working from home to serve their client’s needs. This, in turn, creates a lot of work opportunities for consultants to tackle this pandemic situation.

We know very well that the Consulting industry has also taken a massive hit due the pandemic and once it ends the Consulting industry will experience a boom in demand. 

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Please visit consulting.org for more details on this. 

 

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Anushka Patil
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@Ryan Thank you for your opinion Ryan, appreciate it.

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@anushkapatil You're welcome, Anushka! Happy to help!

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Kassem Fawaz
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Hi Anushka, 

I think it depends on what kind of consultancy we're talking about. Right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in many countries the governments and regulatory bodies are encouraging companies to implement a business continuity plan which includes a disaster recovery plan. They are giving invlcentives in the forms of loans and grants for companies to implement these plans.

And I believe this will continue after the lockodown. So consultants who are familiar with business continuity and disaster recovery requirements and standards, might have enough projects to keep them busy. 

I hope this helps. 

Thank you. 

Kassem 

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Anushka Patil
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@Kassem Fawaz I was thinking about management consultancy when I posted this, but soon realized that consultancy is such a varied field!

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Chet
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Hey Anushka,

That’ll actually depend on the case/project you’re working on, but majorly as consulting work is client location centric, a lot of process related changes will come about. The definition of BAU (business as usual) will change.

For ex. In person meetings won’t be a mandate anymore, real-time dashboards will be generated as opposed to static ones, dress code (depending on the location) will change (using HazMat suits), etc. 

But overall, I don’t think the basic qualities required to excel at consulting will change, like lifestyle, quant skills, communication skills etc. 

So yea the definition of ‘Normal’ will change. 

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Anushka Patil
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@Chet I agree with what you've said Chet. I think it's better we start accepting this as the 'new normal'.

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