Consultants are a waste of money for your business

Consultants are a waste of money for your business

Have you ever been frustrated after hiring a consultant, feeling like you did not get the impact you were hoping for?

Or maybe you spent money on their program, then found out too late that their “magic system” was not relevant to what you specifically needed?

There is nothing worse than putting yourself and your team through a process, asking them to try something new, only to end up with mediocre results.

It’s worse when the process seems to have done more harm than good. Or is just a big time waster.
However, what if it was not entirely the fault of the consultant or the system?

What if it’s the environment the consultant is working in that is messing up your results?

I’ll admit, I do hear of some “old school” advice, outdated business methods and irrelevant marketing still being taught in today’s world. Yet, for the most part, it’s not the consultant’s information that is the problem.

In a scientific study, strict protocols ensure accurate results. For example, if we were to try to grow a new bacteria culture inside a contaminated petri dish, we will have a corrupt environment and ultimately end up with a contaminated result.

No matter how awesome the new process or method is that we introduce to the contaminated environment, we can never get the successful result we are hoping for due to the contamination.

The same goes for your office.

You can have the greatest process in the world, with the best consultant delivering it, but if you don’t have the right environment…you will never get the results you want.

It’s simple science.

Sadly, most practice owners either keep trying to force it to happen or they get weary from the lackluster results and give up on asking for help from outside sources altogether.

Neither is the right answer and will only make you frustrated in the long-run.

So, what do you do?

You clean up your environment. It’s time to create a new culture in your office. Only then will the introduction of the right idea or new process take hold and flourish.

Vibrant culture creation will require you to be deliberate about what you want and not allow old habits or “staff” members to infect what you want as an outcome.

To your success,