Change

There is nothing permanent except change (Heraclitus)

We can prepare but change happens all the time and the ‘left field’ shot can take you by surprise.

In terms of uncertainty and change it often hard to know what to do first and how to move forward.

Winston Churchill said “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”.

We are definitely optimists although we maintain a realistic view on what can be achieved in the most challenging circumstances.

be clear stay focused

You need to be clear where you want to get to, what problem you are trying to solve and which route to take.

We believe the best chance of success in times of uncertainty is a balance of clear vision, sound values and culture, strong team work, clear process and measured risk with transparent, clearly understood by all stakeholders – clarity and transparency, led from the top.

We work with businesses facing change to provide clarity to their thinking. We like to be CLEAR when providing support.

Check where we are now and where we want to be – clarity in the vision, the culture in the team, the core issues blocking our way and how we clearly report the outcomes to stakeholders.

Limit the scope of effort to the ‘nub of the block’ – focusing on the core issues to move forward.

Explore alternative solutions, finding the most effective route forward and identifying and mitigating the risks.

Act with you on the chosen option to make it happen – we won’t let the team ‘drop the ball’.

Review the position to ensure we have moved forward and identify any further actions required.

We take into account the impact of choices on wider stakeholders and relevant Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) factors to maintain sustainable success.

We have applied these principles to many areas of change in many businesses, including:

Business direction – building on core capabilities in a competitive market.

Reporting – improving the clarity, trust in and understanding of board reports and the effectiveness of meetings.

Downsizing  – focus when resources and cash are limited and the future economy is uncertain.

Streamlining – combining efficiencies with cost savings not value cutting.

Fund raising – preparing for fund raises or seeking new route for finance.

Corporate governance – doing the right thing in the right way without bureaucracy.

Risk mapping – identifying the core risks and monitoring

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