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The 'Gordon Ramsey' Method: Why the Best Consultants Simplify

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Consultants can be a valuable resource for your business. They can bring a fresh perspective, new ideas, and expertise to help you solve problems and achieve your goals.


But not all consultants are created equally. Some may have a tendency to complicate things rather than simplify them. So how do you know if you're working with the right consultant? One key indicator is their demonstrable ability to simplify.


A good analogy of this can be seen in celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey's TV programme 'Kitchen Nightmares'. When he consults with failing restaurants, one of the first things Gordon does is simplify the menu. He recognizes that a complicated menu can overwhelm the kitchen and lead to confusion and poor performance. By simplifying the menu and focusing on a few key dishes, he helps the restaurant to streamline its operations and improve its bottom line.


So, what can you learn from this example as a hiring manager? Regarding consultants, look for those who can simplify rather than complicate things. They're the ones who will be able to help you streamline your operations, focus on what matters most, and achieve your goals more effectively.


This doesn't mean you should ignore other vital factors like expertise and experience. But when you find a consultant who can simplify things and cut through the noise, you can be confident that they'll be able to deliver real value to your business.


In summary, the best consultants simplify rather than complicate. They hone in on what matters most, helping your business streamline its operations and achieve its goals more effectively. Consider this when evaluating potential consultants and look for those who demonstrate this ability. You'll be glad you did.

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