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The Human Element of Business organisation change management and transformation solutions are leaders in uncovering the critical data and human element that shapes a successful and effective strategy that will enable the initiation and management of the desired changes to a all strategic objectives.
With a high percentage of attempted 'in house' organisational change objectives failing primarily due to key phase of research - assess and conduct due diligence - The Human Element of Business are in high demand for our expertise in business and in workforce behaviours as one of our key offerings is securing the foundations that builds lasting change right for the specific business we are partnering with.
The other key difference you will find with The Human Element of Business is that we don't arrive with our well worn templates and frameworks that have seen every business to date as the same.
We analyse your business and its unique characteristics against the strategic vision and change concept identified. Through our understanding of culture and its people and dynamics - we build rapport and trust to uncover behaviours and potential resistance.
Most importantly - we empower your management and leadership teams on how to be accountable for effective change management in your organisation.
Our long standing experience has shown us that - Unless your leaders are accountable for making sure that change happens systematically, communication is transparent and consistent and that change is promoted — change will fail - empower your leaders by allowing The Human Element of Business manage the process and empower your leaders so lead transformations and truly lead their team/s.
We have distinctive knowledge, tools and expertise to help large organisations design and implement major change programs in contexts where business results are dependent on people shifting their day-to-day behaviors and mindsets to drive value.
The ability to drive transformational change—such as moving from good to great performance, cutting costs, or turning around a crisis—is a key source of competitive advantage. Yet despite the 25,000 books published on the topic, one in three change programs fail. We work with major corporations and public services to overcome these odds.
Our deep experience and rigorous approach help clients shape successful transformation programs and build cultures of continuous improvement.
When it comes to evolution, “it is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change,” maintained naturalist Charles Darwin. So it is with modernizing and changing operating models within organisations. This can often be met with resistance by employees and exasperated further by cultural influences.
A few of the core elements that foster and deliver key results for organisations are;
One of The Human Element of Business's greatest success tools is our expert ability to map the organisational network and tackle change blockers.
Organisational network mapping, which analyses the networks that employees rely on in their work, is used to identify and empower change agents.
Identifying and mapping potential “blockers” is not difficult and even more important for a successful change. Actions can be taken to convert or neutralize change blockers early in the process and mitigate any perceived risks.
The strategic management process is about getting from Point A to Point B more effectively, efficiently, and enjoying the journey and learning from it. Part of that journey is the strategy and part of it is execution. Having a good strategy dictates “how” you travel the road you have selected and effective execution makes sure you are checking in along the way.
A strategic plan needs to be adaptive to survive changing or unanticipated conditions. An organisation that develops and executes a strategic plan gains significantly from the experience, and starting with a working model and then building a tangible plan can be more successful for your organisation than having no plan at all.
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The Human Element of Business has worked with some of the most successful enterprises across the globe, who have leveraged on the vast experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding our strategic planning consultants hold.
Working with senior leadership executives on strategic execution, The Human Element of Business have driven the organisations efforts and its this cornerstone that has gained our clients competitive advantage in highly competitive marketplaces.
An effective strategic execution program facilitated by an experience strategic planning consultant helps shape the future of the company and raises the performance of teams and market reputations.
A high performing team is a group of people who share a common vision, goals, metrics and who collaborate, challenge and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results. You know a high performing team because the members: Have a clear and vision of where they are headed and what they want to accomplish.
Team composition is the starting point. Team profiling is critical before any new recruitment or in pending event of mergers and acquisitions, is made to ensure the group formation holds complementary skills and attitudes each team member brings to the table.
It’s one thing to get the right team composition. But only when people start working together does the character of the team itself begin to be revealed, shaped by team dynamics that enable it to achieve either great things or, more commonly, mediocrity.
There is no avoiding the time and energy required to build a high-performing team. Yet our research suggests that executives are five times more productive when working in one than they are in an average one.
Human Due Diligence
Behavioural insights is based on research from psychology, human-centred design and behavioural economics.
When things are not quite right in organisations, that is visible in people’s behaviour. So it’s no surprise that behavioural science can help diagnose and resolve organisational dysfunction. The same applies for organisational change. When you set out to change the way people behave, behavioural science can help manage change, both in the design and in the implementation.
The Human Element of Business bring a keen understanding of behavioural psychology and insights from various fields, including neuroscience and behavioural economics, to inform a considered and integrated approach to managing change.
We understand how challenging it is to change behaviour and for that changed behaviour to then stick. And we know that in many respects, sustained behaviour change is the ‘holy grail’ of people and culture work.
Our highly regarded approach focuses on relationships, shared experiences and measurable actions – that will reveal habits and patterns of thinking that impact productivity, growth and resilience.
Strategy and vision are complicated if you asked 100 business leaders to articulate strategy you would probably get 100 different answers. Bottomline is strategic planning succeeds when leaders at all levels of an organisation can use strategic thinking in their day to day decision making to drive the organisation in the desired direction.
If asked, can your team describe what success means for the team and the organisation as a whole? This is an inflection point for strategic leaders to dig deep with their teams, to develop the messaging, training, systems, and processes to align the team around a strong vision of success that is evident and understood. This is where you spend your time for the long term payoff.
Fostering a Fixed Mindset Culture presents as leaders whom need to show their hierarchy and others inferiority. These leaders have a strong focus on personal reputation, generally at the expense of the company and critically of the team.
Does your company mindset focus on keeping leaders happy? Instead of learning, growing, and moving the company forward, everyone starts worrying about being judged and locked in the fixed mindset. It’s hard for courage and innovation to survive a companywide fixed mindset.
To promotion and change this, a company and its human elements at all levels need to embrace the main attributes that create a growth-mindset environment:
Remember that culture eats strategy - no business can afford its human element to be fixed in a world that demands growth.
As trusted Business Transformation executives, The Human Element of business analyse, audit/review, turnaround and grow companies on behalf of management, shareholders and creditors.
On the business side of our partnerships, we;
Our engagements typically encompass strategic, culture and workforce,and operational management in businesses impacted by structural, market or people changes. Solutions provided to clients are varied and far reaching, including:
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