"When we face tomorrow’s problems with yesterday’s organisations, we end up with today’s issues."
CHANGE: TO RESIST OR NOT TO RESIST?
In a complex world in constant evolution, engaged in a digital revolution, change is an intrinsic part of growth. Yet many companies, business units or teams are struggling to embrace change as an opportunity to remain competitive and develop in a harmonious manner.
Quite often, we are faced with statements such as: ‘it’s not possible here’ or ‘people in our organization resist change’...
When it comes to change, the good news is that humans are NOT resistant to change, but they don’t like to BE changed.
We are convinced that working all together, your collaborators can (re)create links and give meaning to their work individually and collectively within your organizations. By pulling on collective intelligence, they can face issues, activate their creativity and foster innovation, which will enable them and you to outperform in a competitive world.
In this context, teams will be engaged on the path to transformation as active players.
TAKING A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO CHANGE
Regardless of the scope and field, we adopt a systemic approach. The initiative can be related to a 'small' change or major transformation. They can address the structure, organization, processes, roles & responsibilities or even business models, interactions with external partners, suppliers, new acquisitions, prospects or clients...
We are indeed convince that organization, operating systems and mindset & behaviour are closely interconnected.
Being able to embrace these 3 pillars in parallel in any change initiative will enable you to build holistic and robust answers.
LEVERAGING ON AGILILITY TO ADAPT IN TODAY'S EVOLVING WORLD
Our world is Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA).
The predefined transformation programmes that used to be promoted by people such as John Kotter are struggling to be an adequate answer today.
Once we have a clear vision on starting and end points, we hence promote an iterative and incremental approach, where we question at each step what will be the next one. This enables to swiftly correct issues, reinforce what works and optimize the non value-added actions. Such an adaptative pathway also allows you to integrate at each step new arising information and changes in internal or external ecosystem.
THE JOURNEY TO TRANSFORMATION: A STEP-WISE APPROACH
We take the time to observe and question (e.g. via interviews) to understand the needs, the context, the (unspoken) objectives, the challenges & levers. This initial analysis is crucial to state from where we start.
We then need to confront where we want to go. This shared vision can be articulated through workshops & seminars.
Anchored on this clear vision, we build together the roadmap with the right players & governance & value- driven milestones
We initiate a pilot - a initiative managed deep and narrow - that will achieve quick win, engage players and highlight the areas of adjustment
We roll out the initiative with clear vision. We proceed by iterations, correcting when appropriate and reinforcing what works. To support this critical phase, we facilitate workshops, coach individuals & teams provide training & skill improvement...
As you deem appropriate, we help anchor change as a mindset, piloting maturity assessments and supporting a regular step-back to review and improve. Co-development groups can also be set
TO ANCHOR THE CHANGE
You need to clearly articulate and share the vision of the organization.
Within this framework, everyone in your company should understand the meaning of his/her work on a daily basis and in the long-term, both individually and collectively.
We support you in sharing and engaging your teams in your vision, whether you want to effectively communicate it or you wish to revisit and co-build it with your teams.
Your employer brand gives live and breath in the minds and hearts of your former, current, and future employees. This will enable you to embark them on the journey to long-term growth.
Strong brands also create a seamless experience across all consumer touchpoints.
We help you to define clearly what is your DNA, establish your unique value proposition and identify the strategy to develop it.
Establishing the appropriate governance is critical to drive the growth and transformation of your company. Models of governance have evolved, yet the fundamentals remain that the top management will need to embody fully the values and vision of your organization.
We help you define what it is relevant for you. We also support boards to embrace it and to share it with your collaborators in order to engage them in the change for the long run.
Fostering collective intelligence will impact all and every part of your organization, as it impacts decision making, time and knowledge management, conflicts resolution…
This starts with the mindset, and the shift will only operate over time.
We support you on this path to collaboration. We believe that experiencing collaboration through workshops, events or coaching is at the heart of the paradigm shift that will depend on your company and your people.