Consulting is uniquely particular and complex where the intelligent and ambitious thrive. That's among the reasons why we value sharp-minded, analytical, and strategic thinkers who understand the need to invest time into their work.
The state of consulting, however, has become increasingly concerning. Most firms talk about digital transformation, citing the need for innovation and swift adaptation. Yet, this counsel is often ignored by those giving it. Many consulting firms mirror professional services such as accounting and law firms born within the industrial age paradigm. But the world is changing, and the rift between practical consulting and other industries continues to expand. The current state of consulting is untenable and unfit to deliver on its promise to clients. Therefore, it is time to adapt.
DeWitt is doing something different. We believe the role of human advisors is still as vital as ever, and we've developed a new approach to consulting that is client-centered. It's not about the consultants themselves; it's centered on what they can do for you. The future of consulting is where the insights you need are delivered by those you trust. It's about maintaining long-term relationships to help solve complex problems beyond what you originally envisioned.
Customers unwilling to buy or pay as much as you wanted them to, competitors in all shapes and sizes, legal complications, and changing local laws are just some of the things that can upset your well-laid-out plans.