“Little” is the last word we’d use to describe international powerhouse Arthur D. Little. A midsize consultancy, Arthur D. Little traces its roots to 1886 Boston as the first and longest operating firm of its kind. Renowned for thought leadership in the automotive, chemical, and energy sectors (among others), Arthur D. Little proves that a legacy firm can innovate with the best of them.
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By all appearances, Arthur D. Little is a firm on its way back in the U.S. Having re-established operations here in the U.S. a few years ago following a successful European resurrection, ADL has been steadily adding headcount and gaining a reputation as a smart, professional outfit with a good blend of strategic and operational output.
As an employer, ADL was already one of the more work-life focused firms prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so has had few issues with shifting to a remote model in its wake. As with most firms in the industry, 2020 was undoubtedly a period marked by turmoil for ADL, but its smaller size, nimble structure and history of navigating tumultuous times could well see it performing better than most as we emerge into the new normal of 202...
Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and transformation in technology-intensive and converging industries. The firm helps clients navigate changing business ecosystems to uncover new growth opportunities; in so doing, it supports clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their organization.
Founded in Boston in 1886, Arthur D. Little lays claim to the dual titles of first and oldest management consulting firm in the world. The pioneering spirit of the founder who lent the firm its name is the stuff of legend--and the firm he founded is still going strong, even after completing a journey that has seen it go from private entity to public corporation, and back to private following a 2011 management buyout by the...
ADL is an entrepreneurial company - we are the oldest management consulting firm but we are not trapped by process or tradition. For our business model, this means flexibility of approach – rather than just charge our clients by the hour, we may enter into partnerships with them. We eagerly transfer our knowledge to clients while learning from their insight and experience. This is also reflected in the way we work as a team – we value initiative and are always open to new ideas. Every path is possible, and we encourage our people to explore different industries beyond their specializations and work across disciplines.