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.


Accountants en advocaten gaan nu op de schop

Het partnermodel werkt niet meer

Het partnermodel werkt niet meer, aldus Henk Volberda en Martijn van de Mandele. Veel professionele dienstverleners denken dat zij gevrijwaard blijven van omwentelingen zoals nu in de detailhandel – denk V&D en Hema, taxi­branche (Uber), hotelketens (Airbnb) en de reiswereld (Booking.com). Het tegendeel is waar. Juist in de professionele dienstverlening is de technologische ommekeer pas…

NRC Handelsblad, April 2015

Keine Kindersoldaten

Eine Unternehmensberatung mit neuartigem Geschäftsmodell kommt in die Schweiz

Eine Unternehmensberatung mit neuartigem Geschäftsmodell kommt in die Schweiz. Seit 2000 existiert die Beratungsfirma Eden McCallum, im April 2015 kommt sie in die Schweiz. Büroräume am Zürcher Schanzengraben sind bereits angemietet. Das Geschäftsmodell der Gründerinnen Liann Eden und Dena McCallum, beide frühere McKinsey-Beraterinnen, bricht in zwei Punkten mit den Usanzen im Consulting-Geschäft: Erstens ist ihre…

Bilanz, March 2015

Workers on tap

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

The rise of the on-demand economy poses difficult questions for workers, companies and politicians

IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today a growing group of entrepreneurs is…

The Economist, January 2015

What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It

What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It

Do you work for a firm where managers think employees really have to work (what is called) “full time”? That forty hours per week (or whatever is considered “full time” in your profession) is really a necessity? Perhaps you are one of those people with that conviction yourself — that in your job it is…

Harvard Business Review, December 2014

Dissolving of boundaries lets in more competitors

Dissolving of boundaries lets in more competitors

The industry is having to adapt as technological changes redraw the landscape, says Andrew Hill. When Grant Thornton wanted to devise its latest global strategy, the accounting and advisory group did not call in a team from McKinsey or Bain. It organised a 72-hour online “jam” for its 38,500 staff worldwide. “It was essential to…

The Financial Times, The Business of Consulting, November 2014

Eerst blij, dan Rijk

Management Team, October 2014

The Consulting Firm of the Future

Source for Consulting, November 2013

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

Harvard Business Review, October 2013

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