Three Firms, Three Plans for Managing the Challenging Economy

It’s never easy going into a year hardly anyone has hope for; 2009 has already seen layoffs, more projected layoffs, a seven-day string of losses on the Dow and unemployment numbers that continually rise. Consulting firms, of course, understand the pressure companies are under and have had to balance tough love in the present with a eye toward a future turnaround. Here are three consultancies’ take on how they will manage—and even master—one of the roughest projected years in memory.

By Jacqueline Durett