Five things to know before working with a consulting company
If you are thinking about working with a consulting company, it’s important to ask yourself and your team these questions before getting started. We’ve been in the business of management consulting for almost half a century so we have heard and seen a few things. Consider these key points below before trusting an outside partner. After all, they should be a seamless extension of your team and share the same goals as you and your organization.
1.Will they help you solve problems or show you how to address them yourself?
MGT doesn’t stand on the sidelines. For 47 years, we have worked side-by-side with cities, local governments, and educational institutions from around the country. Our experience means we can immediately recognize common challenges and provide solutions – ASAP. Because we seamlessly integrate with your staff to solve issues as they arise, we often prevent further problems before they even surface.
2. Do they understand how helping you can impact your community?
We believe in improving lives by advancing and lifting up communities. We do this by seeking out high-impact projects and relationships to partner with our clients to implement meaningful change for cities, counties, schools, and state agencies.
3. Are they committed to your short AND long term success?
We custom tailor our solutions to meet your specific needs. This means you have a game plan for today and a roadmap for every day after. We’ve done this for a long time and will be at your side for years to come.
4. Are they experts in their field?
For nearly half a century we’ve used our passion and SLED expertise to create innovative solutions to address challenges – from cybercrimes to education – to financial. As former school leaders and administrators, state/local executives, policy makers, and doctorate-level subject matter experts, our team has walked in your shoes and understands your needs.
5. Are their policies & programs developed with social equity in mind?
We look at every solution we provide through a lens of equity. We’ve helped public sector clients address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues and are one of the largest solution providers of disparity studies in the nation. We offer programs that are narrowly tailored to every aspect of your organization to help you in the most detailed way possible.
Ultimately, a consultant is a representation of your organization and should align with your goals and mission.