"But vision alone is not enough, for it has to be transmitted into the operating practices of the institution. Lofty goals that are not eventually implemented lead to cynicism and hypocrisy." Psychology Professor Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi of Drucker School of Management, Good Business
Consulting for Special Situations
Challenges, conflicts, crises, and constructive changes all require insight and help from a myriad of angles. In particular, when internal and external aspects of a situation provide complex or complicated resistance, special expertise is crucial from knowledgeable business consultants or policy consultants with psychological perspective.
When Consultants Become Disappointing
Despite all that importance, many business and policy consultants are disappointingly unhelpful for reasons such as these: 1. Many large consulting firms first send their young inexperienced college graduates. 2. Consulting firm "experts" may use narrow perspectives according to their limited knowledge. 3. Many consultants have little interest in the success of the client whom they are serving. 4. Many consultants provide a short-term perspective without much consideration for long-term outcomes. 5. Consultants may rely upon limited experience and opinion instead of actual knowledge from research. 6. Many consultants mix their opinions with pop psychology instead of utilizing authentic psychology. 7. Few consultants have a graduate school degree, and very few have significant scientific knowledge. 8. Many consultants do not understand statistics. Hence, they may mistake correlation as causation, and they may typically believe that a free-standing percentage from a survey is a meaningful statistic.
"It is astounding how the fundamentals of human nature get lost in business today." Jean Otte, Changing the Corporate Landscape
Significant Improvements with ECRIT Consulting
Complexity and complication often require a comprehensive investigation before developing effective strategies. ECRIT Consulting is therefore intent upon examining more aspects of a business, its stakeholders, and the surrounding populations than other consultants. Furthermore, we bring unique knowledge about science, technology, the brain, and the mind into our analyses. We are one of the few consultants who will endeavor to help people in an organization or society to improve their thinking and to generate ongoing successes.
ECRIT consists of consultants with decades of experience in government and businesses in addition to top graduate school studies in corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, science, medicine, public health, psychology, and statistics. In addition to providing consulting that has research knowledge and experience in Organizational Psychology and Business Management, our consulting provides a deep knowledge base that includes neuroscience, education psychology, and clinical psychology. ECRIT can help an organization to understand what people are thinking and then work with that organization to develop effective plans for improving education, perspectives, methods, evaluation, and outcomes.
"Most organizations simply cannot sustain excellent performance unless they are capable of changing... Many of them tried to change and had the resources to change but still fell short. We believe that some, maybe even most, organization change projects are doomed to failure from the beginning... because the internal barriers to change are so strong." Professors Edward Lawler & Christopher Worley of USC Marshall School of Business, Built to Change