Meet the ‘gig’ consultants

FT: When McKinsey met Uber: The gig economy comes to consulting

… a survey of 251 current and 108 former independent consultants in the UK suggests both the attractions and the perils of the role, and hints at future growth. Eight out of 10 current or former freelance consultants believe independent consulting will increase in the future. Even among a smaller control group of consultants who have never tried it, three-quarters believe independent consulting will grow.


What so many strategists get wrong about digital disruption

What so many strategists get wrong about digital disruption

“Digital is coming and it’s coming fast”; “No industry sector is immune to disruption”; “One thing is certain about digital transformation: It will be a big change for your entire organization”; “Digital will disrupt your industry.” Judging by the headlines and opening lines of recent articles and business books, digital is about to disrupt your industry and you with it – unless you act now (and buy the book).
And, in fact, I don’t disagree – at least not entirely…

January 2017

Consultants of Swing

Consultants of Swing

A new generation of consultants is breaking off from the larger organisations. These ‘free’ organisations don’t measure success in terms of the ability of their people to sell the next project, and they say that for them hierarchy and chargeability come after ensuring the right person is on the right project. Three non-traditional players held…

January 2017

Brexit: The great optimism killer?

MT Magazine: "Call me a remoaner if you will, but I'm not the only one who sees dark clouds ahead, says Matthew Gwyther"

Management Today EDITOR’S BLOG: Call me a remoaner if you will, but I’m not the only one who sees dark clouds ahead, says Matthew Gwyther. There is currently no greater sin within the heart of government or on the pages of The Daily Mail than talking our economy down. It is seen as treachery. The…

December 2016

Going solo is ‘win-win’ despite pressure of finding new jobs

FT: Going solo is 'win-win' despite pressure of finding new jobs

FT: The Business of Consulting – Survey suggests flexibility, shorter hours and similar pay are behind a boom in freelancing, says Andrew Hill

December 2016

Developing sophisticated talent strategies

HR Magazine: Developing sophisticated talent strategies

A sophisticated HR strategy might come to form the very heart of a company’s entire business model. For example, strategy consulting company Eden McCallum offers a service that is not all that different from other consulting companies, but its talent management strategy – based on operating a pool of freelancers – is unique…

November 2016

New firms mobilise an army of independents

Het Financieele Dagblad: Are intermediaries of independent consultants an alternative to established firms (translated from Dutch)

In no other Dutch professional services market do you find as many independents as in consulting. Most of these independent consultants source their own work, but in recent years a number of players have been established, which bring some structure to the market…

Het Financieele Dagblad, May 2016

Contingent workforce leads to new business models

Future of work - new business models

Eden McCallum has taken a different approach to management consulting. The company draws on a dynamic, international pool of expert consultants to serve its clients around the globe. Its consultants are deployed on a project-by-project basis. Most of them have extensive recent experience at the major consulting firms. A small in-house team and a group of young…

Digitalist Magazine, May 2016

Eden McCallum featured in David Burkus's book 'Under new Management'

In his new book Under New Management author Dr. David Burkus challenges long-established principles of business management. According to Burkus, “…the best companies are already breaking the old rules.”

March 2016

Launch perspectives: The new rules for success in Pharmaceuticals

Launch perspectives: The new rules for success in Pharmaceuticals - as featured in PharmaTimes

Eden McCallum’s new report, featured in January’s Pharma Times, explores why so many pharma companies struggle with product launch and what can be done about it.

January 2016

Happy workers make happy clients

Happy workers make happy clients

The British strategy consulting firm Eden McCallum is turning the international consulting world upside down. The firm, founded in 2000, is growing explosively and has already established its place in the top tier of the consulting market. The success factor: a new ground-breaking business model. With, at the core of their proposition, a network of…

Zwitzerleven.NL, June 2015

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