1. Time Factor – The consultant can focus on your issues, without being needed to put out fires, such as the ones you are constantly facing. The consultant can also focus on completing the project to meet your deadline, without any distractions.
2. Experience – A consultant brings to the assignment the breadth and depth of experience acquired from handling similar problems with a broad group of clients.
3. Objectivity – A consultant will provide unbiased solutions to your issues, and provide alternatives that best meet your needs and administrative capabilities, not those that benefit the consultant.
4. Cost/Benefit – Companies have tried working out the solutions themselves, and sometimes they succeed; however, the cost of failure can be immense, since it includes the value of lost opportunities, wasted management and training time, costly recruiting, and damaged credibility with employees.
5. Availability – Even highly-qualified staff needs help occasionally, which is why a consultant is important; they have the time, resources, and specialized experience to supplement a company’s regular talent.