Organisaties deal with increasing uncertainty and complexity (as a result of globalization) and with rapid changes in the market, where a young start-up is capable of disrupting a whole sector. Strategic questions in organizations can no longer be simply analyzed, solutions cannot simply be implemented from the top. No one is capable of overseeing the whole field and to judge the consequences of intended steps.
External consutants are even less capable of implementing a change, because they are often hired for limited issues, isolated from other business activities. In organisations we see an increasing distrust of management models, programmes and implementation plans. Too often in the past, they have had little or no value. The financial crisis
had put the consultancy branche on edge: what is really the added value of all these consultants? How can we build organisations of the future if consultants and the ones who hire the, still function from their classic roles? It is time to look critically at the growing ne relation between managers and consultants.
The Masterclass New Advising, on the role of consultants as co-creators, sparring partners, inspirators and co-entrepreneurs, will take place on 13 oktober 2015 in Bunnik, The Netherlands. Lenette Schuijt will give two keynotes during this masterclass , one on recent developments in the consutancy business (based on her recent article The End of Consulting?) and one on a renewed focus on the why of teh organsiation and on the client.