Lexington, Mass. (Oct. 3, 2003) -- Consultants will have to work harder to prove their value, according to a survey that shows that eight of out ten senior executives want consultants to become more results-oriented to deliver more quantifiable outcomes.

Among 200 U.S. companies surveyed that have hired consultants within the past five years, two-thirds of respondents say they're pressing consultants to complete projects in shorter time frames, and 68 percent suggest that management consultants should be held legally responsible for their advice and actions, according to the report, "Management Consulting in the USA 2003," commissioned by Celerant Consulting.

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