And as documents intended for reading, they are pretty good. Consultants have replaced a word processor with a slide design program, which adds more writing freedom:
- It is easier to add data charts and data tables
- It is easier to add structure to a text (frameworks in consulting speak)
- It is easier to group edit a document that consists of 1-page-1-topic that can be shuffled
Now, this document is great for people who have been deeply involved in the project (consultants on the team, team members from the client). To win over the hearts of people who will see the recommendations for the first time, a whole new presentation needs to be designed from scratch. And unfortunately, most consulting firms do not make this final step.