Consulting ( Strategy in particular) is often critcized as being very top-down and detached from actual decision making around execution. For ex: a group a consultants fly in - work on a project for a few weeks - create a fancy deck and it sits in a shelf in the office because it is not neccesarily executible.
I believe a lot of this is changing with firms investing in their implementation practises. Do you think this is true?
I am new consultant at an MBB and I have been thinking about this in terms of how I should strategize project selection to make myself most marketable to industry after a couple of years. The ultimate goal would be to transition to a P&L role after spending some time in a strategy division of a company. Do you think having project experience in both strategy and implementation makes me a better candidate for a P&L role in the future?