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Three things you were least prepared for when you joined consulting

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Anonymous A asked on May 17, 2019

What were the things that you were least prepared for and/or expected when you joined a consulting firm?

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1) Dealing with ambiguity (I thought I was prepared, I thought I knew what it was, I didn’t really)

2) Working and thinking in Powerpoint

3) Handling multiple stakeholders (“bosses”) with different views, availability, communication/visualization preferences, but all equal input/weighting

Yes defenitely the communication or visualization preferences is very helpful in consulting. — Lilly Willams on May 18, 2019

Anonymous updated his answer on Jun 03, 2019

Hi,

Agree with the other expert.

I would add:

  1. Importance of prioritization
  2. Management of feedback loops

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