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Working with Cornerstone—The Basics of a Partnership

Nov 20, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Bill Currence

partnershipIf you’ve never worked with a consulting firm before, you may not know what to expect. The prospect of bringing somebody in to help may be daunting, but just like any other partnership, working with a consulting firm is all about building a mutually beneficial relationship. Cornerstone Consulting Organization (CCO) believes that open lines of communication are essential to a successful partnership, and it starts with the basics.

 

First Steps

The first step to creating a relationship with a consulting firm is to simply reach out and explain your problem and what you hope to achieve. This gets the ball rolling and leads into an initial meeting with the team to determine the best course of action. Typically, the initial meeting will be a face-to-face sit down to discuss details, including the scope of the project, each party’s roles, and sustainability of the project.

 

Research and Development

Once we are all on the same page, our consultants get to work on building a plan. Using our skills, experience, and unique approach, we create a custom plan for you and your team. Then, we’ll review our proposal with your key team members and make any appropriate adjustments.

 

The Heart of the Matter

Starting with the kick-off, we’ll see you through each step of the process. We’ll include pre-determined gate reviews to ensure things are on track for you to achieve your goals. We remain engaged throughout the process and are willing to jump in whenever necessary to fill any gaps or adjust aspects of the plan as needed.

 

The End and a Beginning

At the end of every project, our team conducts a final review with you to ensure all goals have been met and assess the need for a sustainment plan to keep things on track. We’re not going to leave you hanging once we’ve fulfilled the project, CCO wants to provide you with real, long-lasting solutions.

 

When you know what to expect, it’s easier to see how the right consultants can help ease the pains of inadequate processes. At Cornerstone Consulting Organization, our experienced consultants are able to provide a variety of consulting services to help you make the right improvements to help your bottom line and get things back on track. Contact us to start the conversation.

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Written by Bill Currence