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Evaluating the True Worth of Strategic Consulting


Deciphering the True Worth of Your Strategic Consultant: A Deep Dive

⚖️ From Immediate Gains to Long-Term Success: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Your Consultant's Value

Investing in strategic consulting is a significant commitment. But how do you ensure you're getting the best bang for your buck? Here's a step-by-step guide to measure the true worth of your consultant:


  1. Set Clear Benchmarks: Before engaging, outline specific KPIs and objectives. Whether it's organic growth metrics, digital transformation milestones, or ESG alignment, having clear benchmarks will help you evaluate progress.

  2. Transparent Pricing: Ensure your consultant provides a transparent pricing structure. Are there hidden fees? How do they compare to market rates? Remember, the cheapest isn't always the best, but neither is the most expensive.

  3. Quantifiable Deliverables: What tangible outcomes are promised? This could range from a certain percentage increase in revenue, improved process efficiencies, or successful implementation of new technologies.

  4. Feedback Mechanisms: Regular check-ins and feedback sessions are crucial. This ensures that the consultant's strategies align with your firm's evolving needs and can be adjusted in real-time.

  5. Peer Comparisons: Speak to peers in the EMEA FinTech sector. Are they getting similar services at a different price point? What value are they deriving from their consultants?

  6. Long-Term Vision vs. Short-Term Gains: While immediate results are essential, your consultant's value truly shines when they provide strategies that ensure long-term sustainability and growth.

  7. Post-Engagement Support: Does the consultant offer support after the primary engagement is over? Continued assistance, even if it's in the form of periodic check-ins, can be invaluable.

  8. ROI Calculation: At the end of the day, calculate the return on investment. Compare the consultant's fees against the tangible and intangible benefits received. This will give you a clear picture of their true worth.


In essence, measuring the value of a strategic consultant goes beyond just numbers. It's about the sustainable impact, the strategic direction, and the confidence they instill for your firm's future in the EMEA Financial Services and FinTech landscape.

1648 | Consulting & Beyond

We help transform and future-proof financial firms. 1648 is at the forefront of today's rapidly evolving financial landscape, guiding wealth managers and fintech firms through discovery and transformational journeys. Our expertise ensures that these firms adapt to industry transformation and drive it forward by employing the most effective strategies and digital innovations. The future of wealth management becomes more transparent, intelligent, and resilient with 1648.

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