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Creating a Fit for Purpose Business – Ready for Growth

Organisational Purpose & Design

Capability Building
Diagnostics

The Challenge

There was recognition that the business was bound by complex governance, highly engineered financial modelling and intricate long term contracts. Alongside this the business knew that the competitive landscape and market would become more challenging in the next 5 – 10 years.

In 2015 the business owners asked for an independent review of the leadership capability for the next phase of growth. Starting with the Group Board of Executive Directors, key areas of capability growth were strategy development, change management and account – relationship management. There was recognition that the business was bound by complex governance, highly engineered financial modelling and intricate long term contracts.

Alongside this the business knew that the competitive landscape and market would become more challenging in the next 5 – 10 years. In 2015 the business owners asked for an independent review of the leadership capability for the next phase of growth. Starting with the Group Board of Executive Directors, key areas of capability growth were strategy development, change management and account – relationship management.

Our Solution:  Situational Learning & Development

With an experienced client team we took the approach to ground all of our work in tangible business issues and opportunities, providing real world solutions and an integrated learning experience. We were invited to work strategically as critical friends to the Group Board and across the business.

  1. Project Reviews: Leading of Action Learning based Qualitative Analysis for key university partner projects.
  2. Leadership Programme: Creation & facilitation of a bespoke development programme for the Group Board.
  3. Coaching: Targeted 1:1 support as either coaching or mentoring for key members of the management team.
  4. Strategy & Organisational Design: Key expert input to specific business questions allowing the client to build their understanding and complete their work independently.

The Results: Impact & Value Add

  • Real-time problem-solving through peer-to-peer support on action learning sets providing actionable answers.
  • Greater self-awareness across the Group Board providing opportunities for personal change and development.
  • Targeted talent support allowing the business to retain key individuals or recontract.