Steve McGrady, Managing Director said: "We are excited about our new site because it allows us to host new offerings that extend our evidence-based management consultancy services to a wider audience and in totally different ways."
When the site is launched it will enable public and in-company training to be booked and paid for on-line, simplifying the process of organising training for clients. This first version of the new web site also has details of Meridian 1's traditional consultancy practice; learning and development services; a weblog with comment on strategic business issues, and an interactive support facility allowing people who access the site to get immediate answers to any questions about the site by chatting with a Meridian 1 consultant.
Plans for the next stages of development include a consultancy-
The new mobile application will access the web site using RSS feeds, YouTube and other web technologies to provide a constantly updated base of knowledge. "The application is being tested with a view to launching it in March, while we continue to build out the knowledge bank that the application will draw on. Our investment in these technologies will supplement our face-to-face service delivery with more flexible options that offer timely, high value support for managers and directors when they need it" added Mr. McGrady. "We believe these latest technological developments could change the traditional management consultancy business model".
The new services that are in development, combine the knowledge and experience that consultants usually deliver through client engagements with web and mobile technology to enable this knowledge to be codified and distributed in faster and more cost-effective ways.
"Our evidence-based approach delivers real benefits for our clients by making sure that any suggestions we make are backed up by evidence that they work. We combine scientific rigour in diagnosing the challenges and opportunities that a client is facing with a creative approach to finding the best proven interventions. We don't see these new technologies replacing the need for traditional on-site, in-person consultancy services, but we do expect that they will extend the range of support and advice we can offer", said Mr. McGrady.
The new Meridian 1 Consulting web site is available for preview ahead of the official launch.
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