The alarm bells are ringing in what is probably the most important economic sector in Germany! "The location is in absolutely mortal danger if something is not done as soon as possible," warn leading consulting agencies in unison.
According to the calculations of the experts, the country is threatened with a personnel shortage of unprecedented proportions. In contrast, the shortage of skilled workers, about which 87 percent of companies in Germany are currently complaining, is as exciting as a nap in a massage chair for 1,300 euros, which the former RBB director Patricia Schlesinger was advised to do, according to well-informed circles.
According to Nina Feuernsiedie and Manolo G. Schmeidig, Senior Advisors at McKinski
Ursula von der Leyen's departure from the post of Federal Defense Minister gave the completely wrong impression that almost unlimited capacities are now available again, complain the two consultants, whose agency advised the consulting firms that advised the Bundeswehr for years.
On the contrary: Current figures show that the traffic light coalition has already swept the market empty. In the first half of the year after taking office alone, the ministries had already spent 271 million euros on external consultants, Feuernsiedie and Schmeidig quote the figures officially published by the Ministry of Finance.
With the currently available manpower, it is completely impossible to even come close to covering the consulting needs of the coming decades, the two develop a bleak future scenario. The implications for the country are extremely worrying. "Who will advise you in 20 years when you are reviewing a consultancy contract?" ask the consultants, who will long since have only been playing golf, "who knows what's behind a 'Monte Carlo simulation'? And finally, who will tell you how to use those damn flipcharts?”
Because all consultants agree on one thing: “In the long run, the economy cannot survive on social media managers, influencers or content creators without consulting support.”
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