Have you all noticed a consistent theme running through my blogs? You know what I’m talking about – those comments about why hiring a professional problem solver makes good sense. When you think about it, hiring someone to help solve the problems makes sense from a few perspectives. It makes sense from the HR or personnel perspective. Having an objective set of eyes look at the problems or issues and take stock of the players involved is never a bad thing. From the financial perspective the funds expended to pay for the consultant will be more than made up for by the increased revenues coming from higher productivity, better morale, and greater effectiveness all around. Now think of your next stockholders meeting. How more comfortable are you going to be describing the increased productivity and revenues? Isn’t that a better prospect than having to hear from stockholders about what a lousy job you’re doing and what exactly are you doing to solve those problems? Any approach which increases revenues by implementing long term solutions to persistent problems can’t be all bad. Best of all, it will keep Aunt Nellie off your back – at least for a little while. Just that alone makes the hiring of a professional problem solver worth it, don’t you think?