The consultant essentially becomes a confidant for the business management’s concerns along the road towards success
“Think:act” is the slogan with which Roland Berger sums up its mission, a formula which captures a capacity to provide strategic business advice through highly creative work, which goes hand in hand with an equally notable strength at implementing the strategies chosen together with the client. To achieve excellence in the solutions they put forward, our consultants work with an entrepreneurial spirit and in close partnership with each other, as part of a professional body that is truly unique worldwide.
Within this well consolidated framework, Italy’s role for Roland Berger is extremely strategic. The company is unique amongst leading global consultancies in that it originated in Europe and maintains this European identity while considering itself a global player.
The objective of the Roland Berger Italy approach is to aid Italian busineses in staying competitive within the new domestic market: Europe. No Italian company can now succeed if it concentrates too large a percentage of its business in the national market. The logic behind the consolidation that has been taking place across every industrial sector of late is this European outlook.
To achieve this step, Roland Berger strives to evolve beyond the traditonal problem-solving methods, deriving an approach which is referred to as ‘management syndication’. Through applying this approach, the consultant essentially becomes a confidant for the business management’s concerns along the road towards success, and plays an active role throughout this journey.
Building a picture of complete competitiveness is relatively simple. What the upper management of a company really needs is someone who can endorse the strategies to be chosen: management syndication therefore means addressing the management’s concerns and helping to choose between the various strategy solutions.
The term syndication implies a specific assupmtion of responsibility with respect to the strategic behaviour of a company, namely the task of endorsing that the decisions taken have what it takes to prove sustainable, in the interests of both shareholders and the market.