It is often tempting to try and solve all your problems in-house, in a bid to keep things simple and reduce costs.
However, if you are facing a problem and you are unsure of how to solve it, or don’t have the in-house resources to solve it, then you may want to consider working with a product design consultancy.
These experts bring with them a whole host of benefits that you may not have considered. So, take a look at why you should hire an expert design consultancy firm below.
Reasons to invest in design consultancy
1. Consultancies may have expertise you do not
Similarly to how lawyers specialise in different areas, no product design consultancy is the same. Each will specialise in different areas, have different approaches, and have expertise in producing certain products over others.
Depending on your specific requirements and challenges, you are likely to find that a product design agency will have expertise that you and your employees do not. This means that you have to spend less time developing these skills in-house and can find a design consultancy who understands your industry and the challenges that you face.
Sometimes you will find a design consultancy who have already done something similar, but at the very least they would have operated within your industry before and can provide a fresh perspective.
Whatever the case, having a design consultancy allows you to have expert advice both from technical perspective and a regulatory perspective in a flexible and affordable way.
2. You can save money and resources
Using a design consultancy is a flexible and affordable way to get through a project, with less money needing to be invested hiring part-time staff, training staff or putting together a whole new team.
Sometimes, even if your team are skilled and knowledgeable, they may not have the time available to get a project done and some outside help can be of use in this case. A product design consultancy can act as a functional department that you can bring into your company without taking staff focus off other projects and take away again at ease when a project is done.
Product design consultancies can often get through projects faster than in-house staff, due to their lack of distraction from other tasks. This can increase your capacity to run more projects simultaneously without using up too many internal resources. Plus, as mentioned above the expertise they provide can be absolute gold dust for certain projects.
Not to mention, if you are suddenly left without a member of staff for any reason, then a consultancy is usually flexible enough to be able to send someone to help who has the same skills and experience until you are back to full capacity.
3. You can focus on the important things
If you decide to work with a consultancy, you are hiring a ready-made team who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to really drive your projects forward.
Having experts on hand to help with certain projects gives you peace of mind that projects are going to move in the right direction, so you can get on with doing what you do best and running your business. Or, rather than having to solve every problem in a project you can step back and look at it from a bigger picture view which can help to solve problems itself.
There are so many reasons why you should consider working with an expert design consultancy, here we have touched on a few reasons. Whether you are in need of some fresh insight, or need short-term help whilst you look for a more permanent staff member, a design consultancy firm can help.