Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Coxswain Alliance look like?
In my day to day at Coxswain Alliance, I am responsible for assisting the company with tasks set out by various consultants, teams, or projects. Tasks include but not are not limited to research, data capturing and working closely with different team members to learn more about consulting, improvement programs and the company’s work. I am exposed to hands on consulting as much as possible in to further my development.
What kind of support and resources does Coxswain Alliance provide to help consultants succeed in their roles?
Coxswain Alliance offers support and a wide range of resources to help its consultants succeed in their roles. This is achieved by providing them with new skills that match their individual interests and career goals. Through a series of informative workshops, consultants have the opportunity to learn and develop skills that are relevant to their current positions or desired career paths.
Furthermore, Coxswain Alliance promotes a collaborative environment through its weekly all-hands meetings, held every Friday. During these sessions, each team member shares their respective learning experiences and achievements from the week, promoting a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing.
In short, Coxswain Alliance does a lot to make sure consultants have the things they need – like tools, knowledge, and a helpful community, all of which are important for consultants to succeed in their work.
What do you find most challenging about working in management consulting?
Being a management consultant involves facing various difficulties, and one major challenge is solving the wide range of problems that clients face. Every client has their own set of problems and needs. This means that what worked for one client might not work for another. This situation shows how important it is to create solutions that perfectly match each client’s specific and individual requirements. And that’s exactly what Coxswain Alliance believes in. We believe that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work in this field because every client is different. So, we carefully create solutions to cater to each client’s needs. This personalised approach ensures that the advice and strategies provided are a match for what each client really needs.
What do you find most rewarding about working in management consulting?
The most rewarding thing about working in management consulting is the opportunity to make transformative changes for businesses. This is done by providing strategic insights and solutions that improve the operations, growth, and overall success of these businesses. When these changes are implemented efficiently, they provide a sense of accomplishment that is unparalleled. I believe that this is the most rewarding aspect of working in management consulting.
Automation can enable your organisation to do more
Australian unemployment is currently at 3.5%, its lowest ever in four decades. However, businesses reported a 40% increase in operating expenses over the last month and 39% of businesses reported they expect the price of their goods and services to increase over the next three months. This is the time to consider workplace automation for your organisation by reducing and sometimes eliminating activities. Doing so provides time and headspace back, enabling your staff to focus solely on activities that matter and are critical to customer outcomes. Effectively, automation will support your business to be the best it can be.
Benefits of automation include:
- Reducing workload and promoting business-critical productivity
- Improves customer satisfaction
- Reduces cost
- Increases output
- Promotes efficiencies
- Increases worker engagement
- Optimises skill use and skillsets
- Reduction in manual human error
Wondering whether Automation can help you?
Automation is fast becoming (if not already) a part of every business’s future plan to lead the charge in serving their customers in the most effective and efficient ways possible. A recent study found that 31% of businesses have already fully automated at least one function. Now, more than ever, leaders should be considering where work can be automated so that their people can focus on what truly matters.
Do you think Automation can benefit you? Find out more about how Coxswain Alliance and ThinkAutomation can help you, visit us at https://www.coxswainalliance.com/contact/