Vision and Strategy

A collaborative approach that engages leadership teams in creating a clear vision for the future and building a practical plan for achieving it.

What: We use our Being Strategic model as the foundation for a two-day session with the client team, where they clarify their hoped-for future and then determine strategies and tactics for achieving it. After the session we support clients in implementing their plan and sustaining team engagement.

Why: Clients use this process to ensure that everyone in their organization is moving in the same direction. Starting with the senior team and moving outward, strategic visioning helps companies create a clear and compelling hoped-for future, one that each person is committed to achieving.

Who: The vision and strategy process will help any organization become better able to articulate and achieve its goals, and to take full advantage of the intelligence, energy, and commitment of all its members.

How: This process starts with individual interviews with participants, followed by an intensive small-group facilitated session (which can be conducted over 2 days in-person or through a series of 2 to 4-hour virtual sessions), followed by implementation support, either in-person or virtually.

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Accelerating Change

A team-based approach for turbo-charging major change initiatives.

What: We apply our Change Arc—the process by which individuals make change—and our Five-Step Change Model as the framework for a working session that allows a change team to plan for their change in a way that balances the human and practical aspects to make the change faster, smoother, and less painful.

Why: Clients use this approach to ensure that needed change yields the hoped-for results—and that leaders, individuals, and the organization itself become more change-capable.

Who: Accelerating Change is useful for any organization or part of an organization that needs to make major change—especially those where past change efforts have been unsuccessful.

How:  This process begins with individual interviews with participants and reviewing core documents to understand the current state of the change effort and any major impediments, followed by an intensive small-group facilitated session (which can be conducted over 2 days in-person or through a series of 2 to 4-hour virtual sessions), followed by implementation support, either in-person or virtually.

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Change Consulting

Support for planning, implementing, and adopting change to achieve future success and make any organization more change-capable.

What: We support clients, to envision, plan, execute, and adopt needed change in a way that minimizes disruption and yields hoped-for results. We work on both the “hard-wiring” and the human elements using our Five-Step Change Model and a variety of tools and processes honed over two decades of supporting organizations through change.

Why: Under-estimating the need for clarity, alignment, and buy-in can make major changes much more difficult—or can make them fail. Aligning leaders, individuals, and the organization around the change will ease the required shifts and help ensure that the organization can achieve its envisioned future.

Who: We work in this area with organizations experiencing rapid growth; in situations where a change in vision, business model, or senior leadership is underway; and during consolidation after a merger or acquisition.

How: Custom consulting engagements based on in-depth collaborative diagnosis of the organization followed by support for agreed-upon change efforts, ranging from several weeks to months. This work can done in-person, virtually, or using a hybrid approach.

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