Creating an organisation for the future

Changing organisations is a tough ask; having a partner who does it regularly and with a futurist lens can prepare your business for what is to come.  It’s what we do.

As individuals we know how important it is to stay ‘true to who we are’.  Paradoxically, we also appreciate it is important to keep learning, growing and staying relavent.  For organisations in this time standing still isn’t really an option, so re-inventing where necessary to ‘stay ahead of the game’ is critical.  We guide organisations using our futurist lens and methods  without losing their core cultural DNA that makes them special and unique.

Our Approach

Agile, systemic and human

Whatever change projects we take on we apply both our futurist strategic, and, agile operational lenses to ensure the organisation is fit for the future and fast on its feet in the present.

We also advise on how to treat organisations as human systems that are complex, inter-and connected social networks.  We take an unashamedly humanist perspective; we believe that people sit at the centre of any decision or action in a business and that they crave connection, belonging and acknowledgement.  So our engagements involve co-creating, including and recognising everybody’s contribution either individually or collectively. We work hard at delivering integrated solutions that tie all aspects of a business together.

Light touch, rich results

We also believe in changing only what is absolutely necessary; we advise on keeping things simple. Just because nowadays almost anything is possible it doesn’t mean that everything should be applied. We get rich results by adapting the elements that make the organisation stronger for the future and nothing more. We leave people in the business to add their own ‘magic’ as they bring it to life in the coming months.

Partner & provider

We believe the only successful way to consult is to partner and work alongside leaders and specialists. We collaborate and co-create different ways to do things that lead organisations successfully forward, whatever those things are. We work in many different ways; guiding with ideas, developing different methods, managing projects or hands on implementation, and in each case hand-in-hand every step of the way.

What we do

Flexible structures

In a fast-changing world rigid structures will hold you back.  We can assist you developing a people model that enables the structure to adapt quickly to changes in the environment, take on new business opportunities or respond to competitive disruption. We explore with you the skillsets required, how to create fluid networks of teams that form and re-form as needs arise, and how the whole people system comes together as a functioning, flexible, whole. Crucially, we assist leaders and teams to transform their mindsets, behaviours and ways of working to adapt to flexible structures confidently.

Engaging Cultures

Culture is a real differentiator, and more organisations are seeing it’s value rather than paying it lip service. We believe that the enduring culture in any organisation is a product of the type of leadership that is present. So we partner with leaders in finding ways to build really amazing organisations that people enjoy working for and want to deliver incredible results for.  At the same time developing leaders that are liked and respected by their teams.

To grow and be sustainable in a competitive and changeable market a positive culture is critical. It’s important in a world where businesses are always under scrutiny and social media means slip-ups travel fast.  Building a culture where people want to stay creates value; it brings stability, continuity and a strong ‘corporate memory’, which is important for learning and growth.

Agile methods

Agile approaches and methods are often used in tandem with flexible structures, where they bring speed and innovation into play.  We can help with many aspects of developing agile thinking and operating practices:  from leaders creating the right environment for agile to thrive in their area, to teams using agile principles and processes to deliver their responsibilities, we assist in bringing a different way of operating to your business. A way that enables speed to market, putting customers first, iterative ‘fail fast, learn often’ methods and collaborative team practices.

Outcomes you can Expect
  • Consultants who know how to ‘fine-tune’ individuals, teams and organisations to ensure  sustainable growth and performance
  • Integrated processes and practices that can flex to cope with volatility and fast change
  • Latest futurist thinking from consultants with multi-sector experience and strong track-records
  • Solutions that take into account strategic priorities, agile processes, people development and change expertise
  • Tailored solutions built especially for your business that are humanist, futurist and agilist
  • An ongoing relationship so you have someone to walk with you through your business change opportunities and challenges