Many business consultants do not use diagnostic tools to assess organizational functions and dynamics. Instead, they rely predominantly on their intuition. But the intuition-approach is known to be highly unreliable. In most cases, the intuition approach is responsible for missing critical dynamics and problems - a situation that may have dire consequences for an organization.
Blockbuster failed to address the threat that was posed by cable companies, and as a result, lost $13 million dollars in the second quarter of 2012; Dell lost $5.1 billion dollars in 2013 because it failed to meet customer demand for mobile devices, and; although Microsoft generates $150, 000 every minute, it lost $400 million on the XBOX 1 and it missed opportunities to explore Web TV, E-books, smart phones and the tablet PC.
The failures of the intuition approach suggest that business consultants should employ more empirical techniques in their practice – such as the use of diagnostic tools.
The Organizational Diagnostic Scale is a series of excellent diagnostic tools that enable practitioners to use a scientific approach to business consultations. Our software applications are the only standardized diagnostic tools that assess organizational functions and dynamics in such a robust, reliable, valid and efficient manner.
A commercial version for one of our applications may be purchased for less than $125. However, a practitioner may use that application to conduct a consultation that is valued at $10,000 - $12,000. Business owners report that the applications enable them to save or earn large sums of money annually – in some cases millions of dollars.
Our model is also different to most business software models. Most business software models give buyers unlimited use of their software. However, these software programs are usually expensive, as prices may range from $2500 - $6500 – even though a buyer only uses the software on a few occasions. In addition, buyers may be required to pay activation and annual fees. But the most significant issue is the fact that most business software programs are updated on an average of 2-3 years. As such, software programs generally become obsolete within a short period, and buyers are usually forced to purchase new software in order to remain current.
Our model provides a more affordable alternative. Buyers only pay for the number of uses that they require – if a buyer only needs 1 use, the buyer only pays for 1 use. In effect, buyers pay a low price for the use of our software, and they are not required to replace software after only 2-3 years of purchase. In addition, our buyers are not required to pay any activation or annual fees.