A fundamental challenge for organisations today is how to deliver improved performance with fewer resources in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex environment.
Organisations must be vibrant productive places to work where people want to deliver their best and be valued in return. The global financial crisis has focused organisations on necessary change, but there is still a long way to go.
It is often easier to start fundamental changes when you have a fresh perspective. Organisations are often so enwrapped with their own workings that they cannot see the wood for the trees. At Happold Consulting we work with our clients to address the root level challenges that affect their work.
All great organisations continuously strive to reinvent themselves. Leadership is faced with tough realities where there is insufficient time to consider the future, yet they are consistently judged on today’s results. The build up of bureaucracies is inevitable and, in fact, necessary for the successful running of a big business, but they must evolve in-line with the organisation as a whole. Adding new systems and processes is always easier than changing or abandoning old ones, but is not always the right approach.
Happold Consulting works with organisations from within, in practical ways, to help them deliver their mandate. At Happold Consulting, we help our clients to assess their role and function, purpose, current core processes and systems in addition to their support functions. We are able to take best practice and make it bespoke to suit the organisations’ own circumstances.
Organisational development cannot work with a “big bang” approach. It needs to be progressive and relevant to the daily operations of people and needs to be sustained and supported from top level management.