The Consultant of TomorrowEmerging Trends Programme 2020
The image in popular culture of the archetypal consultant—a sharply dressed expert who turns up first thing Monday morning at the client’s office and often stays there until midnight on Friday—has remained relatively unchanged for decades. But the reality is that as professional services have changed in the face of new technology and new business models, so too has the role of the consultant.
The skill profile of a successful consultant today looks very different from five years ago, and it will inevitably look different still in five years’ time. This report explores the ongoing evolution of the management consultant: What will the consultant of tomorrow look like, and how will firms attract them?