2016 2015 2014
5% 2% 1%
6% 3% 2%
are seeing no indications of a slowdown as
they continue to report that their pipeline
remains very strong. If any sort of economic
slowdown was coming, consulting firms
would be among the first to notice it.
The ones we spoke to say that all
leading indicators continue to point in the
right direction. So despite a slow growth
environment, for the consulting profession
at least, it remains life in the fast lane.
These findings are more than backed up
by our market research. Based on the results
of our Executive Outlook survey, which
measures what firm leaders are forecasting
for 2016, the consulting profession feels
very optimistic about where we are and
where we’re heading. That’s the major
takeaway of our annual survey, which asked
firm leaders about their business over the
last 12 months, as well as what they’re
expecting in 2016.
The research was conducted in November
and December with more than 100 Managing
Directors, Partners and Vice Presidents.
Consulting magazine asked consulting
firm leaders about their businesses,
including revenue and profits, as well as
about opportunities and the challenges
LIFE IN THE
HOW DO YOU ANTICIPATE YOUR FIRM’S NET REVENUE
WILL CHANGE IN 2016?
8 JANUARY 2016 Consulting®
Up by 10% or more
Up by 6% - 9%
Up by 1% - 5%
Down by 1% - 5%
Down by 6% - 9%
Down by 10% or more