Be the architect of your own
Here are a few tips from us old hands:
Tidy things up before you start moving them around.
A good plan is nothing without sound planning – and this starts by taking a good, long look at the situation. We structure your integration process to precisely suit your company and then work with you to deliver it in small stages. We will get you there confidently and calmly – and this is exactly how you will be perceived as well.
You don’t have to turn every stone before you get it rolling.
Take a proper look at your company – but not the usual 360-degree review that is so often overblown. Instead, select a few key people within your business who can help us to identify critical areas within your organization over two or three workshops. Only after that will we get started with focused analysis.
Consider what you need and not just what suits you.
Your strategic decisions should take your business forward and not simply massage your ego. Big names don't help anyone to progress if they aren't a good match for you – and this applies to everything from appointing coaches to making acquisitions. We help you to identify the right business partners and projects by creating transparency. After all, it feels much better to boast about your own success than someone else’s.
Flattery gets you nowhere.
You know your business like the back of your hand – but our job is to take a look at the whole body. By doing this, we will sometimes notice things that are not even on your radar. Please be aware that we will tell you everything we think you need to hear, and not just what you want to hear. We call that responsibility; after all, the only people flattery helps is us.
Don't forget to reap what you sow.
Think about the value you want to create and when and how you want to create it from the outset. If you don't, opportunities might pass you by because you were unable to react to them quickly enough. We make sure you get your timing right so that everything is ready when your goose lays the golden egg.
Make the most of your contacts – or ours.
A broad network is worth its weight in gold – and the longer you are in business, the larger your network becomes. The good news is that we are veterans in our sectors. Harness our many years of experience to open up whole new networks that you would otherwise have been unable to access.
Discretion builds trust.
Discretion is our highest priority. We communicate your assessments and concerns without blabbing about them. We don't name names while still providing a personal service. We only involve people who are absolutely necessary yet still have the big picture firmly in our sight. After all, trust can only be established by speaking quietly and calmly – and that is our specialty.
You need to come together to grow together.
For a transformation process to succeed, everyone involved needs to contribute. That means you need to bring all of your organizational units into line. We make sure the chemistry is right by setting up joint teams as quickly as possible and linking different areas together. A deft touch is vital here, as these efforts can not only create synergies and avoid anxiety but also build a genuine sense of community among your employees – allowing you to not just survive but thrive in the face of change.