Why Hire a CMC?

The CMC reflects global standards in consulting competencies,
professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct.

— International Council of Management Consulting Institutes

Why Hire a Certified Management Consultant?

All ROM teams are led by a Certified Management Consultant, an ISO-17024 accredited designation. A CMC is awarded based on consulting experience, client satisfaction, technical competence, knowledge of consulting skills and behaviors, understanding of the management consulting body of knowledge, and adherence to high ethical standards. Qualification is evidenced by client testimonials, review of project history and knowledge of a range of advisory practices, oral and written examinations and a panel interview with senior consultants.

In the absence of licensure accorded to engineers and other professions, anyone to call themselves a consultant and offer to provide business advisory services. Certification as a CMC means a commitment to the profession and evidence of technical and business capability.

Less than 1% of practicing management consultants worldwide hold this designation (about 10,000 management consultants).

All these give you confidence in knowing that the consultant you’ve chosen has passed the toughest certification in the profession and that the same level of professionalism will be demonstrated with you.

The Certified Management Consultant® designation represents the ISO-based global standard in the management consulting profession in more than 50 countries.

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Why Hire an External Consultant At All?

There are seven good reasons.

1.  You need something done that your staff doesn’t have time for.
Hiring external advisors is especially appropriate when an unanticipated and non-recurring task arises. It is unclear whether skills should be developed or staff hired until the future is clearer, so outside help is efficient and timely.

2. You don’t have the expertise.
Business is always changing, whether from internal growth or external change in the environment, technology or markets. Some tasks require new or specialized skills that can’t be learned or trained quickly and benefit from unique expertise or experience.

3. You need an independent and objective perspective.
A strong culture, groupthink, a politically or emotionally charged issue or just a need for a new look benefit from an outside perspective. Objectivity is being connected only to the evidence at and and not to the emotions of the situation. Independence is being unbound by any pressure or obligation to conduct an evaluation or recommend any particular solutions.

4. You need credible diagnosis, analysis and recommendations.
The effectiveness of a strategic, operational or cultural initiative in a business require trust of those who are affected by it. This means that whoever plans or conducts these activities, beyond being independent an objective, must be seen as a credible and a trusted third party.

5.  You want access to external skills, information and resources.
Advisors bring to a business not just their own skills, but the expertise, information, access and resources of their colleagues and affiliates. In a consilient advisory organization, a client would have access to legal, financial, human resources, governance, and other advice, but also access to capital, information on merger partners, market data or wealth management services not offered by the principal advisor.

6. You want to assure regulatory compliance.
Companies are sometimes obliged to meet regulatory requirements, adhere to scheduled inspections, or provide information that is not available internally, but is easily available to an external advisor familiar with the processes and who is well-known to regulatory agency personnel.

7. You want advice that will grow with your company.
Your business is evolving, and will need resources, in ways you can’t anticipate. Broad perspective and access of an advisor to resources across the value growth chain gives you seamless and timely support for uninterrupted and low-risk growth.

The best advisors provide the right advice at the right time, adhering to the adage of “be bright, be brief and be gone.”  While long term, trusting relationships are often highly valuable to a company, good advisors also help a company develop its internal capabilities when those capabilities are needed on a long-term basis for sustained growth.