Much like members of Congress must “reach across the aisle” to forge effective political partnerships, effective client-consultant relationships work best when both parties communicate, participate, treat each other with respect and share responsibility for outcomes.
Unfortunately, as frequent legislative failures demonstrate, people do not always play by common-sense rules.
When they do, however, the results can be impressive. As the owner and CEO of a consulting company that works with hundreds of organizations to build software, I can attest that great work happens when we partner with clients who share these values. In fact, our people will go far beyond what is reasonably expected when a client follows these simple principles… read the full article in Upsize magazine’s “How to cultivate winning client-consultant relationships.”
Wasting time at work costs businesses thousands of hours in lost productivity every year.
There are so many distractions vying for employees’ attention — from silly social media to long, pointless emails and meetings — some employees confess they waste at least half of every eight-hour workday.