According to Nicholas Bloom, in his report from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), an astounding 42% of the US labor Force is now working from home. Working from home does not seem to be going away anytime soon. Even before the Coronavirus so rapidly shifted the way the world works, a significant workforce change was already underway, both in the US and in emerging markets: the switch to the gig economy.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10.6 million people identified as independent consultants in 2017. That number does not even include the consultants working full-time for consulting firms! In a growing and crowded field, making your consultants stick out from the crowd can be a challenge, as can working in a completely remote environment.
DSA, Inc., an IT consulting firm, recognized the need to upskill its engineering and IT consultants with better communications and project management skills. It hired Comprehensive Learning Solutions’ to enhance the skills of its project managers and team leads. Using workshops from Comprehensive Learning Solutions’ Breakthrough Consultant series, participants learned how to hold difficult conversations with clients and team members in ways that built trust and enhances relationships. Participants praised the workshops for their interactivity, insights, relevance, and practicality.
If you are interested in improving the way your employees manage their staff or communicate with clients, contact Comprehensive Learning Solutions to learn how the Breakthrough Consultant series can be tailored for your organization.