- When you need an extra pair of hands to carry out a task (i.e., tasks related to a special event), but your organization is temporarily short-staffed.
- When you need an objective point of view. When you are very close to a situation, there is often a tendency to favor a predetermined, rather than creative solution.
- When you require special expertise in a particular subject area to provide knowledge and skills that the organization does not have (i.e., in financial management or technology).
- When you need a facilitator in a collaborative role to work in partnership with the organization to provide an outside perspective to solve a problem or develop a future plan.
If your situation fits into any of these categories, a consultant's services may be a worthwhile investment.