Creating good employees. Part 7 

The who? 

When people hear the word consultant, they automatically think of the ones hired by the government. Yes, overpaid, expensive consultants that do very little but spend and receive tax money.  

In a private business, they are hired with other goals in mind. They are hired sometimes in haste because the company is bleeding and other times in amazing foresight.  

The reasons need not matter. The outcome and the cooperation between the consultant and the company are what need to be clear. The consultant will find red tape, loopholes, inefficiencies and redundancies within an organization.  

The average employee will not be the blame for most problems. Management will need to keep their eyes and ears open so that they may see the forest from the trees. Generally speaking, this is where the shit hits the fan.  

The simplicity of it all. 

The overcomplication of certain things is where the fault usually lies. Something that could be eradicated with Google drive or Monday.com may be as simple as teaching a supervisor how to use an app. Something simple could be left out or not looked into because it was deemed complicated. This is where the consultant can and will help if you let them.  

Back to basics. 

In any company, there will be an input and an output. In come the orders and out go the products. In come, the requests and out go the answers, the projects, the digital creations and so forth.  

The crap in between is what needs to be streamlined.   

So many companies will have a few deep-rooted people who are terrified of giving up their knowledge because of fear. They fear that they will be kicked out, replaced or slowly pushed out. They fear the release of knowledge and teaching a fellow employee. Something is wrong there. Maybe they are the most hated employee and they know it. Maybe the management has not communicated with them in a proper, clear manner.  

Asking why? 

A consultant needs to be an expert in your field. They need to be knowledgeable and open-minded to understand, but their job is to ask why.  

Why this and why that? Why, why and why are you repeating these tasks? Why isn’t finance notified of certain events, happenings or goals for example? When people get a load of work dropped on them and they didn’t know, they will be pissed off. Especially if their job or position needs to pick up the pieces and the details of an unorganized “chicken with their head cut off” manner. 

Knee jerk reaction. 

This right here is the biggest pet peeve of mine. A former boss and still current friend were amazing at this. “I got an idea” so everyone run and do it.  

All this from a wealthy boss that could and can afford to make mistakes. He has made plenty and will make plenty more. This is also the boss that will hire a consultant to find out the problems he is already aware of but refuses to fix.  

The insecure, top boss that can scream and yell but he will not be the face of change in fear of people being pissed off. Let’s blame that jerk of a consultant and make the changes or not make the suggested changes. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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