One hears all sorts of jokes about consultants of only giving advice, making slides but not taking responsibility for the client's failure (or success).
I think they are a bit harsh since if they were not of any use, companies wouldn't pay such high fees to hire them. That's why, I would like to hear from you, especially those who have already worked in consulting, what exactly is the value added by consultants to the operation of any big org? How does someone who is new to an industry and to a company help it out? Curious to see your opinions!