I envision consulting evolving into different styles, methods and ideas over the next few years and beyond. Change is inevitable, and why should consulting be any different?
I also see new areas developing for consultants to deliver their expert skills and knowledge in.
In times of economic problems, many entrepeneurially inclined people will use their creative and innovative thinking and reflecting to come up with new ways to branch out and market and sell their consulting services. This is a promising trend and one which should be encouraged and developed. With the constant advancement in technology, consulting solutions and the ways in which they are delivered will only improve over time.