• Organization Development


Meeting & Retreat Facilitation

Engaging an experienced facilitator to lead a meeting can enhance effective meeting management. The goal is to keep conversations on track, to find actionable outcomes, and to tailor the work to the needs of the organization.

A facilitator can help:

  • Participants articulate key strategic concepts.
  • Provide strategic direction.
  • Have the ability and willingness to tackle "sacred cows".
  • Focus on strategic issues and not get bogged down in operational details.

Meetings can include Executive Leadership Retreats, Strategic Planning, Team Building, and establishment of Metrics and Score Cards.

Organizational Assessment & Development

Organizational Assessment and Development projects approach change that might include major changes in products or services, mergers, acquisitions, or any other type of innovation. Creating a work culture that empowers employees to participate in strategic decisions, to benignly challenge ineffective policies and inefficiencies, and to innovate products, services, and processes leads to the highest output and financial return.

Companies who focus on organizational change and a positive culture:

  • Find there are a positive correlation between 360 feedback and organizational culture as well as a negative correlation between derailment factors and organizational culture (Fleenor & Bryant, 2002).
  • Cultural consistency is positively correlated with quality of products and services (Fisher, 1997).
  • Organizations that effectively manage change have higher revenues and net income (Pease, 2002).
  • Organizations who leaders create and sustain a "higher performance" culture average a 21% return on shareholder equity whereas a "low performance" culture averages only a 6% return on equity (Denison, 2002).

Strategic Planning

Without a solid strategic plan, you don't know where you're going and why. Building a successful strategic plan involves understanding and responding to such diverse things as the market, assessing resources, technology, regulation, and trends as well as conditions in the marketplace. Strategic organizations shift the focus from responding to external forces to determining inside out where to focus energy, resources, and talent in the future. Strategic planning facilitates a deeper understanding of the customer value proposition, customer needs, changes in the marketplace, competitor positions, threats, and opportunities.

Succession Planning

Succession planning is a process for identifying and purposefully developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the future of the organization. Effective succession management concerns itself with building groups up and down the entire leadership pipeline, particularly for hard-to-replace leaders.

Board Consultation & Development

Successful communication, collaboration, and alignment between the organization and a Board is crucial for success. Creating a strategy for Board consultation and development helps successful organizations coordinate the activities of the business and the Board.