“For a fee, an expert will provide professional feedback about how your business can be more successful and give you a recipe about what you should do”. Although this is a very loose definition of what a consultant or a consultancy does for their clients, it touches on why businesses hire consultants: insights, advice, knowledge, and action.
Arthur Dehon Little founded what was widely believed to be the first management consulting firm in 1886. According to this post by Brainsfeed, Little was opposed to any kind of systemization when it came to ideas. Instead, he would try to come up with unique solutions for the clients who hired him.
Today, many consultancies adopt a much more efficient method. Taking well-known, tried-and-tested solutions and then transposing them from one organization to another. This reduces risk, assures the client that “it has been done before”, and allows the consultant to better anticipate any problems that may come up. The solution is also given another chance to be further refined.
But even the most risk-averse client would not admit that they want to be “just like everyone else”. They believe their problems are unique and, naturally expect a fair amount of “personalization” to the proposed solution.
If you are an independent consultant or running a boutique consultancy, you need a way to efficiently replicate knowledge, customize solutions, all while assuring your clients that their individual needs are being taken care of.
If You’ve Been Nodding Your Head, Have Gotten This Far, Allow Us To Explain Why A Co-Learning Solution Could Help Your Business
A co-learning platform functions pretty much like a co-working space, except this is all done digitally. You build your content, share it to a client’s personal learning space, and if need be, fine-tune that content to accurately reflect the client’s needs.
Branded As Your Own
Of course, your personal brand should always be front and centre of your solution for your clients. This is why your co-learning space should be wrapped with your logo. As a consultant, the last thing you want is to ask your clients to onboard a second vendor. Therefore, branding the platform as yours cuts out the need for your client to tell their Procurement why there’s a third-party involved.
Ultimately, the solution you go with has to be flexible enough to morph to yours and your clients’ needs. Whether it’s managing the user licences or making it simple for everyone to contribute content, your co-learning platform should facilitate the sharing of knowledge with minimal drama. Information and transformation are what you deliver to your clients BUT the learning experience should be anything but disruptive.
So, if you are looking for a powerful, flexible and effective way to scale the most valuable product of your consulting business – knowledge – do drop us a note here for a quick chat about how we can help.