Businesses often face many challenges in delivering projects. These can include a lack of internal dedicated resource or relevant experience within the organisation, the need for assistance on how best to plan and execute a successful outcome, a failing project that needs to be brought back on track, the need for a “fresh pair of eyes,” or the requirement for an unbiased assessment from an external provider, amongst others.

Traditionally, businesses have turned to management consultancies or interim recruitment companies to help them overcome these difficulties. However, there are a number of reasons why these traditional approaches may not be the best fit for every organisation.

Management Consultancies

  • Management consultancies are paid regardless of whether the project is successful or not.
  • They often use standard playbooks that have been created without thinking of whether this will work for a unique client.
  • The senior partner is often only used at the beginning and the end of the assignment, leaving more junior colleagues to do the work.
  • Their fees can be exorbitant.

Interim Recruitment Companies

  • Interim recruitment companies rarely challenge the client on what it believes it needs, because they are focused on the “people” rather than the outcome.
  • Their experience is in recruitment, not difficult business projects.
  • They typically only get involved if there is an issue with the person they have placed, rather than proactively engaging.
  • They are not committed to timescales, in fact it serves them better if things overrun as they make more margin.

If you’re looking for a partner who can help you deliver project results, you should focus on finding a company that is as committed to your success as you are. This company should be willing to work with you throughout the start, middle, and end of the assignment to ensure that your requirements are met. They should work with your internal team to impart knowledge and build expertise.

At COGENT Executive, we are proud to be different. We are not a management consultancy or an interim recruitment company. We are a team of experienced professionals who are committed to helping our clients deliver project results using our Transition Management methodology.

We work with you to understand your specific needs and goals, developing a custom solution that is tailored to your unique situation. We are also committed to providing a legacy to your team that remains long after our departure.

If you’re looking for a partner who can help you deliver results, we encourage you to contact us today.

We would be happy to discuss your needs and how we can help you achieve your goals.

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