The Mixology Talk Podcast, Episode #117
Surprise! Your boss hired a consultant. How do avoid frustration and make the most of this opportunity?
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In today’s Episode, we’re talking Consultants
Consultants have a bad reputation, but it’s not always deserved. This week we’re talking about what to do if your boss brings one in, and how you can make the most of it.
- Your management is choosing to invest heavily in your bar. That shows they care and they genuinely want it to succeed.
- It’s a great networking opportunity. Consultants are often very well connected.
- You can learn from their experience. They have seen a lot of bars and can provide advice on what’s worked elsewhere.
Downsides to working with a consultant:
- It may make you or your team feel like your management doesn’t trust you to solve your problems.
- It can be frustrating to see management listen to a consultant say the same thing you’ve been telling them all along.
- Not all consultants are skilled and experienced. It’s frustrating when they aren’t
Consultants are expensive, so they won’t be there long. Make the best of their short time and learn as much as you can from them!
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Have you worked with a consultant at your bar? What advice can you give?