Gordon Parchthold and Jenny Gordon of Extract Value From Consultants: How to Hire, Control, and Fire Them will lead topic for the CEO lunch on Feb 26.
The authors say about the shortly to be released book “It is applicable to any company that spends more than $50,000 on consultants. We are confident that as an executive reads the book, they will discover many principles that would allow their company to realized benefits that in aggregate will total in the thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the extent that consulting services are used. Given we are coming out of the recession (which typically results in greater use of consultants) and the fact that the selection and management of consultants tends to be highly decentralized across a company, there will be three sources of potential benefits:
· The increase in business benefits derived from the use of consultants through more effective selection, management and control of them;
· The reduction of consulting fees and expenses from not only being better equipped for negotiations but also through more effective structuring of consultant vs. company resources; and
· The transfer of knowledge and capabilities to company personnel by using them more effectively in projects involving consultants.
As usual, this will be a very interactive CEO lunch with special thanks to Jon Sparks for arranging the speakers.
Friday, 26 Feb. 2010
Roppongi Hills Club- La Cucina Restaurant (Italian)
51 fl. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 106-6151 Japan
Venue information here