On-Demand vs. Big Consulting Part 1: How Structural Inefficiencies Impact Clients

Due to evolving technologies, changes in client expectations and an array of emerging — and often better — alternatives, Big Consulting’s business model is ripe for disruption. Now what do we mean by “Big Consulting”? Well, Big Consulting is what we call the roster of large, global firms with the names we would all recognize. For far too long, the …

The Business Case for Joining the Contingent Knowledge Workforce Movement

The rise in U.S. firms hiring independent professionals is not a fluke. It’s not a trend. It’s not a last-ditch effort by companies that are rapidly losing market share to try to become competitive again. Strong evidence suggests that the on-demand workforce is becoming a major component of most businesses’ recruitment efforts and for good reason. There is a serious business case …

The Future of Work: How the Modern Org Chart Really Works

“Thank you for calling MBB Consulting, how may I direct your call?” “Hello, I’d like to speak with my engagement manager, please.” “Sure. Hold, please.” (Pause.) “Good afternoon, this is your staff analyst, how can I help you?” “No, I need to speak with my team lead. Our Partner, please.” “Well, your senior research associate is here, let me get …