Organization Development Consultation helps address human and systems issues that affect the company’s present and/or future performance. As a leader you may be aware of current obstacles hindering performance but don’t know how to resolve them. Perhaps the company is doing well now, but you are concerned about the future. You realize that in this highly competitive and fast paced environment doing things the same old way will not create future success. Maybe you stay awake at night thinking about pressures the company faces, but haven’t yet figured out what to do. We walk you through a systems approach that provides fresh perspectives and results in solutions that work. Perhaps you have ideas about what to do, but aren’t sure how to engage and mobilize the people who will make it happen. Maybe you’ve started to implement change but are getting the corporate “nod” without much real commitment or action. Organization Development Consultation addresses all of these situations.
Systems Thinking – The goal of systems thinking is to manage a businesses complexity more effectively by understanding the linkages and patterns of interaction between the parts that make up the whole system. Problems and solutions are viewed in terms of their relationship to and mutual impact on other parts of the system and the system as a whole.
The goal of systems thinking is to manage businesses’ complexity more effectively by understanding the linkages and patterns of interaction between the parts that make up the whole system. Problems and solutions are viewed in terms of their relationship to and mutual impact on other parts of the system and the system as a whole.
Addressing Current Obstacles
Turning your organization into a highly productive entity often requires addressing issues that have been swept under the rug and are getting in the way. You see symptoms of dysfunction such as:
- Lack of open communication and trust
- The leadership team hasn’t gelled and they aren’t working well together
- Not enough collaboration across organization boundaries
- Lack vitality, open exchange, and creative conflict in meetings
- People needing to be pushed even though you really want them to be proactive and drive business success
- Real and timely information about important issues don’t always get to you.
We involve you and the key players in a process to get at the root causes, resolve the problems, and leave you better equipped to address sticky issues in the future.
Creating a Better Future
Sometimes change is required in response to internal or external forces, such as:
- New member(s) on the leadership team
- High levels of employee dissatisfaction
- Increased competition
- Changing customer and employee demographics
- Globalization of the marketplace
- New technologies
We can help you assess your desired and current situation, identify what needs to change, and navigate through the organizational landscape to make the changes a reality.