Developing & Aligning Strategy, Culture, and Talent
Change, strategy, culture, talent, and organization have to be developed together. They are constantly occurring, interdependent elements in a business. Like the components of an engine, leave out one -- or introduce a part not designed to fit the others -- and you have parts flying everywhere while you slow to a standstill.
We take a whole business perspective identifying and aligning these elements and their clarity, acceptance, and alignment throughout the business. Then, we work with key influencers and stakeholders to get all the assets and resources working together.
Accountability, Integrity & Performance
A culture of accountability, integrity, and performance is a personal stance and a social contract based on agreements that are made and kept consistently -- primarily by those with privilege and power. We facilitate examining and refining -- or reinventing -- the social contract that creates and reinforces the culture -- how we do things around here -- that defines a company's character and effectiveness.
Collective Intelligence: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The pervasive institutionalization and complexity of inequity, confirmation bias, and stories about 'the other' have to be met with collective (and moral) intelligence. A lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion is related to patterns of power and privilege. We specialize in helping people take a step back in a psychologically, socially, and emotionally safe place (without personal or career blowback) to listen and decide together -- as in all culture change -- the agreements and metrics they will put in place to co-create -- as allies and partners -- a new social contract that can be measured for accountability.
Beyond Change is a series of customized processes to prepare people in organizations for the acceleration of dynamic, disruptive, ambiguous, and global change. Crises can transform the way we think about ourselves, the nature of life, and other beliefs. The complexity of change often requires being able to think with, and act within, many different (and sometimes opposing) mindsets. Things we take for granted disappear and in their place, we experience ambiguity and a world in which old patterns lead to dead ends.
Like crises, M&As can have a radical impact on people’s sense of stability and certainty, causing them to stall as culture eats strategy for breakfast. This requires collective sense-making across closely-held narratives, opening new opportunities, and questioning what they consider real. This journey, rife with reflection, analysis, and open dialogue leads to forging a new and integrated community with agreed values, ways of working, and priorities so they can execute on potential and promised M&A synergies and strategy.