Are some of these statements true for you?
You're poised to fulfill a contract that will most certainly test your capacity to deliver. If you're actively engaged in pursuing government contracts or other sub-contracting opportunities that will test your current structure, you may be concerned that the new business will overwhelm your people and your existing systems.
Your infrastructure has been working just fine , but it wasn't developed with the potential for explosive growth you now face.
Your internal security is based on trust. This is fine, but when pending expansion requires more computers and more people a more systematic, reliable approach is called for. As your company grows your information becomes more valuable to the outside world and you need to take steps to protect your business.
Senior staff and loyal managers are likely to be threatened by the pending changes . Fear and resistance often accompany rapid expansion, yet growth can be an opportunity. We want to ensure that your current team is able to adapt and grow with the expansion.
Some of the people working for you are top performers, but not enough of them . The top 10-20% are carrying the bottom 10-20%. You may worry that you'll lose your top performers if things don't change. You're willing to make the tough decisions. You just need the numbers and scientific guidance to point the way.
The implementation team's ability to manage time and priorities has been turned on its head. It's hard enough in normal business circumstances to keep focused on the most important business projects. Rapid growth can throw even the most organized person off their game. New opportunities and new responsibilities inherently require a full scale review of individual and collective priorities.
Clients are likely to be successful working with us if…
You place a high value on integrity, communication and responsiveness . This is something you look for from your own clients and demand from yourself. When something doesn't work for you, you are comfortable communicating with others and do everything to you can to restore good will.
You know you need to address the pesky details, but don't have the time, inclination or capacity to do so internally . It is fine if you don't love the details, but if you don't value their importance we're probably not a good match.
You understand the value of a well executed plan, and take a proactive approach to growth. You are likely to have a plan in mind and now you need to know how growth will impact that plan.
You are trusting and trustworthy, cautious but not secretive. You are open to outside assistance, and will work with us to identify the gaps and the holes that could cripple your business if not addressed.
You are flexible and ready to adjust as the game changes. You understand that new information may alter the game a bit. You may not always like it, but you understand it. We can help you identify the possible set-backs so you can address them before they become an issue.
Even if you've waited longer than would have been optimal to ramp up for the next phase of growth, we can help. We'd rather work with you before you are in the throws of rapid expansion, but we are ready and able to work with you after the fact, too.
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Results You Can Count On
As we have moved into the 21 st Century, the fast pace of work and life in general has put an increasing focus on ‘right now'. It has become increasingly difficult for owners, executives and managers to spend the necessary time on strategic planning. You can get ahead of the game by mapping out strategies sooner rather than later.
We'll work with you and your management team to strategically address:
The key to identifying ‘achievable and realistic' objectives is the belief and commitment of the people in the organization who are responsible to meet the objectives. If they believe the objectives can be met, and they are committed to achieving them, then this criterion has probably been achieved.
Our Guiding Beliefs and Principles
A key part of achieving productivity and maintaining employee motivation is to provide appropriate systems and tools so that employees can do the job effectively .
Owners and managers accept primary responsibility for the productivity and motivation of employees. You can put all the systems in place you want, but if your people can't use them, they will create more problems than they will solve. We work only with companies that have an underlying commitment to people, regardless of their position.
There are certain laws of business , which we uphold and expect our clients to honor too. In other words, we place a high value on integrity and work exclusively with clients who share the same view.
We are not here to create unnecessary bureaucracy. As a matter of fact, we detest it. We are here to develop enough structure so that repeating processes and practices are executed as effectively as possible. Your resources are better utilized when the structure creates uniformity, predictability and reliable outcomes for you, for your employees, your partners and customers. But unnecessary red tape? No.
We are fans of Good the Great by Jim Collins, Winning by Jack Welch and Dr. Suess' Oh, the Places You Will Go . We use and refer to the guidance in each of these books to inform the way we run our company, and the work with do for others.
Tailor-made to fit you like a glove. We know that each business and each situation is the not the same. It simply can't be. We use our Readiness Assessment to take a measure of what is working now, and what will benefit from improvement. At that
In the trenches with you, but only long enough to set you on your way . We have the team and the tools to help you evaluate the situation, work with key members of your team and install important processes and systems. We could even stay on and do the work for you, but we don't. We've discovered that companies do better – and save unnecessary overhead – when they are able to use what we put in place without us.
We don't get to work unless we can fulfill your need. We offer a 5-Pronged Readiness Assessment valued at $2500 to get started. We'll look at 5 key areas of business that must be addressed in the face of pending rapid growth. We promise 5 times the value even if you don't do anything else with us.
We'll keep you in the loop, but we won't bog you down with endless meetings. We do need to engage with you to understand your business. But we know you wouldn't hire us if you had all the time in the world. While you continue to keep your eye on the company, we put our attention on the details.
We match your specific needs with the best members of our team . We are a diverse group of people with varying skills and strengths. We know our respective strengths and will only call upon the people we need to get the work done as quickly and effectively as possible.
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