The answer: Skillsets.
A consultant is not defined by the job title or the glow that comes with being one of those elite few who can shape the industry and businesses.
At TRI Consultancy, we believe that skillsets make a consultant.
Our job is to ensure that we are able to provide value-adding services to our clients and in order for us to do that, we bring along several skillsets with us in order for us to get our work done.
#1 – The Ability to Think, And Then Think Out-of-the-Box.
The ability to think critically is in TRI Consultancy’s DNA.
We are expected to climb vertical learning curve at the snap of our client’s finger. While that is an impossible expectation to meet, we are happy to embrace the high expectations our clients have of us.
It means that they look to TRI Consultancy with high regards.
Our assignments may cover engaging a prospect client for a couple of weeks, gather information, assess identified problems and present a workable solution. We might be tasked to deliver the solution as well. And because of that, we work of on-point analytical and problem-solving skills.
When an out-of-the-box solution is required, we display creativity during the problem-solving process. We are both creative and practical.
So long as we get the job done.
# 2 – The Ability to Communicate and Relate.
I cannot remember the number of times I would walk into my first client engagement meeting feeling as it I am walking into the Wolf’s Den.
The first meeting is almost always filled with animosity.
Maybe there are internal rivalry, maybe we are hired to perform tasks that is in conflict with the interests of certain groups of people in the client’s organisation.
All things are possible.
Henceforth at TRI Consultancy, we believe in having excellent people skills.
Being professional is the first step, having clarity in our viewpoints is the second, standing on our ground and defend our proposition when questioned is the next and presentations on-the-fly is a must.
Also, we speak the language of different functions.
- To the CEO – We speak the language of organisational strategy.
- To the CFO – We speak the language of numbers.
- To the COO – We speak the language of efficiency.
We learnt to communicate and relate in the most effective way possible.
# 3 – Teamwork in a Plug-and-Play Fashion.
Every Lego block can be used to connect with the other Lego blocks out there to eventually build a building, a living thing or a feature.
Imagine every Lego block of different colours, size, shape and legs represents the various permutations of personality in the workplace.
At TRI Consultancy, we believe in working in tandem with different personalities we encounter simply because we cannot choose who we want to work with and who we don’t.
Every individual connects and clicks differently.
As such, we are particularly proud of our ability to get along with all different personality types and management styles. This is how we can jump into any team structure and contribute immediately without damaging the social network ecosystems present.
While this might be seen as a convention of blending in, I have to say that it is different.
We seek to do great work by assimilating into the team structure and culture. We question the status quo when it has to be examined and we can do that without being a sore thumb sticking out in the middle of our client’s office.
This is our Conclusion.
Every company defines their consultants differently.
At TRI Consultancy, we believe in a skillset-oriented identity where it is directed at providing value-adding services to our clients.
And these skillsets are in turn driven by our core values of Trust, Respect and Integrity.
These 3 core values are the anchor of our consultancy business and the way we propel ourselves ahead.