Predatory consulting

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£3m for 8 weeks of consultancy work: McKinsey given contract to advise UK.gov on tech project business cases”

Seventy five thousand pounds a day.

Anybody who believes an outside agent can swan in and deliver that kind of change in 8 weeks is smoking something.It’s not done by the people, it’s done to the people. It has zero chance of working. McKinsey sell corporate voodoo.

I’ll bet they did it by using boilerplate text and kids in suits. It takes a special arrogance to claim you can understand an organisation well enough in a few weeks to be able to shape its future.
Of course at the end of the eight weeks they get to run away. They’re never held accountable.

There is a way to address this: hold the buyer accountable.