Our PhilosophyThose Who Create Tend to Support
Abundant evidence demonstrates that when people are involved in planning and implementing the changes that affect them, implementation is smoother, faster, and less stressful. Our work supports clients in sharing authority, knowledge, and influence so that all members of the organization can choose to accept responsibility and participate fully in the workplace.Fixing Systems, Not Blaming People
All of us come to work each day wanting the same things - an ability to make a difference, to contribute, to be appropriately challenged, and to get credit for a job well done. Too often, however, the work systems in which we function have been designed to prevent us from achieving those simple goals. Rather than blaming individual performers, we focus our attention on improving processes and patterns in the workplace.Whole Systems Approach
We want to help clients create a high degree of coherence throughout their organizations, from mission and strategy to elements such as communication, business processes, and rewards. The result is a high degree of alignment and clarity throughout their enterprises, facilitating high performance and the attainment of organizational goals.Every Organization is Unique
Cookie-cutter approaches don't work because every person, every team, and every enterprise is uniquely situated in this world. We listen carefully, assess our clients' needs, understand their objectives, and develop approaches that fit each organization's specific constraints, desires, and opportunities.A Focus on Bottom Line Results
The "bottom line" means different things in different organizations. We work to deeply understand our clients' long-range aspirations and short-term business objectives- both measurable and less tangible.Collaboration & Partnership
We engage in collaborative relationships in which responsibilities are shared and where our services result in value, as determined by feedback from the client. Because our work is highly collaborative, trust is central to the relationship. We build trust by dealing openly and honestly with one another. This means soliciting feedback in every aspect of our work as well as providing honest feedback to our clients and confronting difficult issues.Sustainability
While we take pride in creating long-term relationships, we believe that our role should be to make each client stronger and more capable, not increasingly dependent on the consultant. Sustainability is physical, too: to the extent that an organization is looking to reduce its waste stream, decrease its dependence on fossil fuels, improve it reuse of materials, etc., we can help. Changes of this type are primarily social and cultural, as opposed to technical or financial. We are experts at organization and culture change and can help you create a more sustainable organization.
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We are still hearing from those who attended the management training on how valuable it was and how opportune the timing was with relation to the emotional shift and culture change they are experiencing. We continue to hear through informal channels of the managers talking about the training and of course most specifically you and how you took it to a whole new level for them. Director of Human Resources