Influence of the Cooperation with Professional Consultants on the Improvement in the Effectiveness of the Enterpises
Contemporary enterprises functioning in a turbulent environment have to continuously adapt to new challenges. Thus it is necessary to adequately identify and analyze the signals coming from the environment, taking into account their influence on the current and future situation of the company as a whole, and also predicting on the basis of such signals the directions of the changes in the environment and core competences which condition the company’s functioning in the future. The problem is to what degree enterprises are able to identify the expectations of the environment and how quickly they can undertake some corrective actions through the processes of corporate learning. Substantial support in this area can be provided by professional consultants who, due to their knowledge and experience, back up their client’s enterprise in an objective and independent way, improving the effectiveness of the enterprises. The paper presents the results of empirical studies performed in order to determine the activities leading to identifying corporate competences in Polish enterprises. The analyses were carried out in 56 companies with the use of a specially designed questionnaire of a categorized interview. While analyzing the obtained results, special attention was paid to the influence of cooperation with professional consultants on company’s effectiveness. Finally, recommendations for managers are presented, suggesting the directions for corporate changes leading to better identification of competence gap, taking into account improved effectiveness of companies’ functioning.
|This chapter was published in: Urszula Skurzynska-Sikora , , pages 63-71, 2012.|
|This item is provided by International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia in its series Knowledge and Learning: Global Empowerment; Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference 2012 with number 63-71.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.issbs.si|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:isv:mklp12:63-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alen Ježovnik)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.