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How can we help you manage your changes?  Here we present several scenarios, some of which may describe your situation, and look at how our services can help.  We also point you to any of our papers that are relevant to your situation:

  • Rubber Rudder - When you try to steer your company in a particular direction the response is not quite what it should be.... 

  • Desperate Times - The market has stopped growing and the share price is looking a bit dull so it's time to take a look at where you can save on costs..... 

  • Marriage & Divorce - You are about to be involved in either a merger or demerger and need a way to control the resulting changes to your business.... 

  • Herding Cats - You have a portfolio of change initiatives but feel that you're not quite in control of their scope and direction....

  • Green Field - You are in the process of setting up a new company and need a way to pull all that activity together....

If you want to discuss any of these scenarios and how we can help you then please don't hesitate to contact us.


Rubber Rudder 

When you try to direct your company in a particular direction the response is not quite what it should be. Your company's ability to change is seriously jeopardising your chances of keeping up with the market.  It's time to seriously review your changeability.

  

This situation requires a thorough review of your company's current change capabilities with a view to establishing a working set of enterprise wide business change management processes.  Our entire set of services is aimed at helping you do just that.  We can help you implement and operate a business wide change management capability that will maximise your ability to move your company in whatever direction you want.

 

Download the Rubber Rudder paper for further details.  The concept of corporate changeability is introduced in our Changeability paper, (Require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5).

 

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Desperate Times 

The market has stopped growing and the share price is looking a bit dull so it's time to take a look at where you can save on costs but you want to make informed decisions on where to act on your change projects.  You don't want to resort to desperate measures just yet.

 

Using our Business Change Review service you will receive an in-depth understanding of exactly where your change initiatives are focused and how they inter-relate.  We will deliver a database containing complete listings of your initiatives, each one mapped against a high-level model of your business.  Using this data you can analyse the impact that any proposed cuts in the business will have on your changes or, conversely, the impact that any proposed cuts on your change initiatives will have on your future business. 

 

A simple way of saving costs is to ensure that your change initiatives portfolio is fully optimised.  Our Business Change Integration service is designed to do just that.  It takes the findings of the Business Change Review and follows through by helping you with the removal of all duplicate and wasted effort, the resolution of conflicting changes and mutual alignment of all change initiatives.  In other words we help you to clean out the deadwood and get value from your remaining changes.  

 

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Marriage & Divorce 

You are about to be involved in either a merger or demerger and need a way to control the resulting changes to your business.  Few business changes are as complex or as risky as this.

  

Mergers require like-for-like comparisons to ensure that synergies and cost savings can be realised.  This needs a common business modelling language across both businesses and an understanding of their strategies and directions.  Our Business Change Review service includes the modelling of businesses and the mapping of all change initiatives onto those models.  From this you will have a clear view of both companies and what changes they are currently engaged in.

 

The real work begins post merger.  An integrated vision and strategy needs to be established.  An extensive business change plan then has to be implemented to bring the two companies together. Our Business Change Integration service will help rationalise all of your current change activities, aligning them with the new strategy.  To help integrate all current and future changes and keep them under control our Business Change Framework Implementation service is required.

 

Demergers are another form of change that requires an understanding of the current business, through the use of models, and a clear view of the other changes taking place.  The models are required to establish a common understanding of exactly where the boundaries lie between the demerged companies. The required information for this is delivered by our Business Change Review service.  

 

As with mergers, our Business Change Integration and Business Change Framework Implementation services will enable you to take control of all your subsequent changes, including any further mergers or demergers.

 

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Herding Cats 

You have a portfolio of change initiatives but feel that you're not quite in control of their scope and direction.  You pin one project down and the rest have moved on, each with a life of its own, and new ones keep appearing unannounced.  A cultural change to the company's attitude to change is required.

 

Download the Herding Cats paper for further details. (Requires Acrobat Reader 5)

 

Our preliminary services Business Change Review and Business Change Integration can help bring your changes under control, removing redundancies and wastage but this needs to be followed up with our Business Change Framework Implementation service to make sure the change is permanent.  

 

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Green Field 

You are in the process of setting up a new company and need to pull all that activity together.  This is a unique situation where you have no operational business but you have lots of plans and operating models.  It is also a unique opportunity to build a business change capability into a business at the start.  You know you're going to need it as soon as you start operating.  Our paper on changeability presents the case for such a capability. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 5).

 

Unless you are well down the road to implementing your business it is unlikely that you'll need our Business Change Review and Business Change Integration services.  In this situation we can probably go straight to our Change Framework Implementation service to help build in your business change capability.  Our framework is self improving and will readily develop in maturity along with the rest of your business.  Following initial framework implementation you can take advantage of our Business Change Framework Support service to provide ongoing support.  When subsequently you want to make major improvements to your change capability you can then use our Business Change Framework Upgrade service.

 

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