Big Business Dreams? Why Two Heads Are Better Than One!
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough”
Running a business in the digital revolution is a scary thing. A multitude of terms swirling around in your mind to think about including: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Agility, SIAM, Outsourcing, Streamlining, User Experience, Service Design, Cybersecurity alongside HR, PR, and finance.
No wonder 43% of all working days lost to illness are due to stress-related factors!
Like any business owner, you inevitably have many plans and goals for the future, and a strong likelihood of limited resources including staff and money and tough decisions working out what to prioritise first.
Consider this: 85% of business executives believe a modern company has only two years to start Digital Transformation before bearing financial losses and falling behind its competitors.
(Source: Business 2 community)
All of these factors are tough and can lead to many sleepless nights and stressful moments.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if it could be made easier for you?
If you could use someone’s else’s experience and expertise to help you move forward?
It is no secret that some of the most successful people in the world including leaders like Richard Branson, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and companies such as NASA have worked with consultants to help them realise their dreams in business and in their personal lives. There is no reason why this insight and opportunity shouldn’t be available for everyone, it’s no longer just a C-suite perk.
It’s one of the reasons why we set up our team of Virtual consultants available through Scopism, made up of globally renowned IT service management & leadership experts.
Handpicked by Scopism as leading lights in their field, and people that we could personally recommend as being, well, just excellent.
Some statistics from the 2016 Global ICF Coaching study survey showed that:
- 99% of companies surveyed were satisfied with hiring a consultant or business coach
- 98% would use one again
- 80% noted an improvement in confidence
- 73% noted an improvement in communication
Feedback from consultants showed it was most beneficial to measure ROI and to help secure funding if coaching and consultancy was linked to a tangible business goal.
5 Reasons to use a Virtual Consultant
They have tried and tested experience of delivering viable change management and other IT solutions into organisations from public to private sector and across a multitude of different industries. Bringing a vast amount of knowledge to the table of what works cuts down on wasted time and failing and delivers a more agile approach into your business.
Finding and recruiting someone that is the right cultural and experience fit for your business is both time consuming and costly.
Working with a virtual consultant on your business goals from as little as an hour up to a longer term means you can control cost and negate the need for a new hire. You can pick the right fit for your business need dependent on the experience of that consultant.
Just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean you have to have all the answers. Wise advice given to one of our team at the start of their management career.
As a leader you can feel like you should have all the answers when what you need more than anything is a sounding board. Someone who sees things from a different angle and will make you think outside of the box your thought process was in. That’s inspiration.
The key to survival in the modern business world is being able to morph and change quickly. Working with a consultant means delivering new strategies and business practices in a timely manner resulting in a better ability to stand against your competition.
Working closely with someone outside of your own business can help you with your own personal development.
Not only will you hone your own interpersonal skills, a consultant will be able to pinpoint ways to build on your skills through experiences, formal qualifications, and other means.
By developing yourself you are investing in your business at the same time and providing a lasting legacy of the work you have completed with a consultant.
Have a question or query about the role a consultant could play in your business goals? Get in touch with us!