Based on the initial data, almost certainly!
Initial data collected since rollout of the new online “Assess My Consulting” tool is providing some very telling insights. Practicing Management Consultants, in completing the online assessment, are rating the strength of their skills in Ethics and Professionalism very highly in comparison to almost all the other relevant areas of skill!
Ethics and Professionalism for Management Consultants specifically covers the following topics (*):
- Demonstrating appropriate ethical behaviour and adhering where appropriate to the relevant Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
- Ensuring professional advice is sound and relevant to client’s needs.
- Setting high personal standards, acting with integrity, respecting confidentiality, and being courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others.
- Understanding and managing diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender.
- Demonstrating behaviour that earns the respect of professional colleagues.
- Applies professional and ethical criteria and withdraws from an engagement that discovers, or causes, illegal activity.
Although it is still early days for the online assessment tool, the initial data paints a positive picture of Management Consultants perceived capabilities to act with the required level of ethics and professionalism. Over time, more data will be available to provide a more detailed analysis of the needs of Management Consultants.
What is “Assess My Consulting”
“Assess My Consulting” is a new initiative to provide an online self-assessment tool for Management Consultants based on the internationally developed Consulting Skills Framework (CSF). Initial results are providing interesting insights into the relative capabilities of Management Consultants.
If you have not tried Assess My Consulting yet, give it a go here. It’s free to use (although you can get a more detailed report for a small fee) and you will gain some valuable insights into your consulting practice.
* Management Consultants are typically members of ICMCI affiliated national organisations who provide disputes and complaint procedures relating to ethics and professionalism of the consultant which could involve disciplinary action against a consultant.