Certified Management consultants use an established process – the first phase is diagnosis which helps clarify the issues, root causes and develop their findings.
The action planning phase is where solutions are developed and alternatives and options considered. The challenge is to avoid the default of doing nothing or coming up with unrealistic options.
What is a Management Action Plan?
A management action plan has recommendations for solutions that directly relate to original goal of the consulting engagement. The management action plan should;
- clearly identify what is different and what new systems, processes or methods will be required.
- identify risks and vulnerabilities and the need for change management.
- provide recommended options that are realistic considering the time, location, resources and capabilities available.
An independent business advisor can help you create a management action plan to address the root causes that are holding your business back.
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