Creating and sustaining organizational change requires a systemic approach. If it were simple, you would not be looking for a consultant. We work with business and nonprofit leaders to facilitate change that sticks.
Some specific areas within organization effectiveness consulting that we address are:
- Strategy, Planning, and Implementation
- Organization Design and Implementation
- Team Development
- Process Improvement
- Strategic Management of Change
These building blocks are essential for organizational effectiveness. Because your situation is unique, let’s talk about what your organization needs to achieve. Contact me for a complimentary phone consultation that will help you determine whether our services are right for your needs.
Strategy, Planning, and Implementation
Strategy is about choices. Good strategy development means the organization understands its external and internal environment, its competitors, and its customers; clarifies its mission and vision; and develops alternatives to achieve them. The resulting strategy supported by a plan to implement, moves your organization closer to your vision and creates competitive advantage.
Organization Design and Implementation
Your organization is perfectly designed to produce the results it is currently achieving. Are you satisfied with your results?
Misaligned organizations waste resources and frustrate employees. When you change your strategy in order to experience improved results, you need to redesign the other organization design elements – process, people, structure, and rewards – to create a “fit” with the new strategy. If you don’t, you’ll be wasting resources. We work with senior executives to align all the elements of their organizational system – strategy, structure, people, process, and rewards – so that they work together and reinforce each other to achieve the desired results.
Most work takes place in small groups – teams. A team is not just a collection of individuals – it is a mini organization. Effective team development focuses on the team as a separate entity.
If you are in the process of creating a new team, changing team leadership, or trying to improve an existing team’s performance, your team could benefit from professional guidance to seed its success or improve its effectiveness.
Teams at different levels, such as senior leadership, department, project, committee or network, need somewhat different approaches to team development. We have worked with dozens of teams across a wide range of levels, industries, and types of organizations.
Every organization delivers its products and services through a collection of business processes. When these processes work effectively, the organization delivers value more easily. When they don’t, people become frustrated, speed and quality suffer, and value is lost.
Effective process improvement requires integration of people, process, and technology, combined with effectively managing change from the beginning of the project. Tapping into the knowledge and energy of your people is a key to successful process redesign.
Whether product development, manufacturing, procurement, sales and marketing, or administrative, we’ve consulted on every process area within a business.
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Strategic Management of Change
Whatever change is desired, you need to integrate a strategic approach into your entire effort to be successful. When “managing change” is seen as a separate project or tacked on at the end, it usually doesn’t work. Our approach to every change project integrates the strategic management of change from the beginning to the end … it’s how we work. We use a systemic approach, whether the system is the individual, the team, the organization, or the community. It’s about who, how, and when they are involved and what they are doing.