If you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to keep getting what you're getting. If you feel that you are just treading water in this crazy global economy of ours, and your performance is not improving, then maybe it's time to take stock.
One of the ways to do this is to involve management consultants. They practice the art of helping organizations improve their performance through the analysis of existing organizational problems, and then go on to develop plans for improvement.
Best Practice is transferable; it is how this is done that is a science. Management consultants provide organizational change, management assistance, technology implementation, development of strategy, staff development and coaching skills to name but a few.
The drive for change is usually a top down procedure. Existing staff may find change difficult in the short-term. DREC stands for Denial, Rejection, Exploration and finally Commitment, this is to be expected the in the initial stages.
What most management consultants offer is a quality strategy and continuous improvement, improved customer focus, improved on-time, on cost, delivery.
A project manager is usually assigned an account who is an expert in that field and with a significant experience in industry. They bring with them methodologies that have a proved track record.
The transference of skills and knowledge and the implementation therein is the key to a successful project. This provides the internal capability for the company to continue the process of improvement.
Complex theories are turned into business solutions that are identified during the project.
One area key to most companies is climate change and rising energy costs. They affect all businesses, and, all organizations will need to change to thrive in the low- carbon economy. You may already already identified the pitfalls?
Personally we are all being asked to reduce our carbon footprints, professionally and for optimum performance it is prudent to tailor an approach for your needs. For example:
· Identify relevant business drivers to guide your actions
· Develop robust strategy and policies which integrate sustainability
· Mange the implementation successfully
· Continually improve and develop your organizations
· Minimize the chance of failure
You may already be on the road or just need help with your carbon footprint. This is just one area that management consultants can support operational improvement.
Setting strategic direction is another. Ensuring clarity of purpose when setting strategic direction for your organization will improve your competitive advantage. The ability to compete is the only way forward. Treading water is not an option.