In today’s ever-changing world, anticipating the future environment in which your organization will need to operate and creating and executing a plan for your success is a critical management function. Human Edge Resources can help you define your vision, mission, and strategy; drive and manage change in your organization & your culture; and ensure your talent management practices are furthering your competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Vision and Mission statements help you set priorities, build unity and provide direction to your organization. During this facilitated process, you will craft a vision of what you want the organization to be in the future, as well as describe your mission—the fundamental reason for the organization’s existence. You develop a communication plan that will inspire team members to rally around the vision and achieve a sense of personal satisfaction from contributing to the organization’s mission.
Developing a Business Strategy is critical to staying aligned with your mission and achieving your vision. Strategic planning helps you define your long-term strategy (3 to 5 years) as well as create clarity for a one-year business plan. It usually involves first completing a “SWOT” analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), where both internal and external factors impacting the business are identified, followed by prioritizing business opportunities. From there, specific actions are identified, plans are created to implement those actions, measurements of success are determined, and a process to monitor and control implementation is developed.
Using our consultants to facilitate your strategic planning process can significantly enhance your success by keeping the group focused and on task, asking thought-provoking questions, and steering through the often political aspects of this major decision-making process.
Changing your organizational culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges you will face. Culture is formed over years of behavior and interactions of all those involved in your company and consists of an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions. Successfully changing your culture will require winning the minds and hearts of the people in your organization.
Our consultants will work with you to first understand the current culture of your organization and then help you clarify and create the culture you need in order to be successful in an ever-changing world. This process will include defining the vision, mission, values, behaviors and attitudes that you will use to define “how things are done around here.” Once the culture you desire is clearly defined, our consultants will help you determine the strategies, processes, and programs to help your organization move from your current culture to the culture you desire.
Change Management Solutions
Managing the people-side of change is often the most challenging part of leading and implementing change, and can make all the difference in your success. When you manage resistance once it appears, (better yet, take actions to prevent it in the first place), you are better able to lead not only organizational change, but individual change, too.
Depending on where you are in the Change Process, our consultants will design a customized approach, which could include such things as:
• Shaping a vision for change.
• Gaining buy-in by gathering employee feedback and creating communication tools.
• Facilitating workshops for employees and leaders that will help them understand the phases of change and transition.
In this rapidly-changing business environment, human capital is your only sustainable true source of competitive advantage. And yet, management of this resource is often left to chance. Don’t let that happen to your organization! We can help you identify and implement key talent management processes to help ensure individuals are fulfilled and teams are performing. These may include such things as Employee On-boarding, Performance Management, High-Potential Employee Identification, Leadership Development Programs, Promotion and Succession Planning Processes, Mentoring and Coaching, and Employee Development. From design through implementation and training, we can help you create processes that will give you the human edge.
Off-site Meeting Design & Facilitation
Off-site meetings are a very important platform used today by business leaders. They are a way to bring teams together to focus on a business need, to communicate information, and to develop people. When you use a meeting facilitator, you will hear a variety of views and adhere to a decision-making process where groups can arrive at a collective decision. As a team leader, you can participate instead of having to manage your meeting.
We can help you design a meeting that achieves your business goals. We help you identify stakeholders, articulate a concrete meeting purpose and outcomes, build an agenda and determine facilitation needs. We provide the appropriate activities and facilitation services for all or part of your meeting.
Employee Survey Process
Many organizations know the value of collecting employee opinions through an annual survey. While the data is very important, and provides you with a deep understanding of your culture, leadership effectiveness and employee satisfaction, the real power is in how you take action on your survey results.
Our consultants help you analyze your data, communicate results, prioritize items for action, and organize and facilitate Employee Action Teams (EATs). The EAT’s primary purpose is to generate and implement ideas that address the most critical concerns identified through the survey, while building on the strengths most highly-valued by your employees.