The disposable consultant
The Mafia have known for years that some people are expendable. You want something done with high risk? Send someone who you don’t mind losing. The military of course had cannon fodder…the people it was accepted that were likely to die. Businesses? Well we have consultants.
Difficult project or programme? Something high risk? A job to be done on someone or something?
Get a consultant.
Then when it all goes badly, as it inevitably will (because you don’t know what you’re doing and neither do they), you blame it on them, turf them out and move on to the next one. Simple.
And of course on the back of this the consultant gets their pound of flesh, they articulate the value that they added and go on to fleece work with the next client.
There is no value add. There is no upside. There is no win-win.
There is only the pointless fuckwittery of the onward march of the idiot HRD and his best friend the disposable consultant.