Ottawa HR Consultants
MANAGING CHANGE & GROWTH
CHANGE MANAGEMENT and Human Resources consulting As organizations change, they face both opportunities and threats. Companies experiencing rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations can all benefit from a systematic process for managing the change.
Some of the costs of chaotic change are losing high-quality people, lost productivity due to unclear expectations or roles, overlaps in responsibility, poor morale, employee burnout, damaging stress levels, poor customer service, lost business and revenue, etc.
Human Resource Solutions in Ottawa Canada can provide short or long-term assistance in dealing with the demands of change. Examples of some of those services are listed below:
• Strategic Planning
• Identification of New Skill Sets Needed for Growth
• Recruiting and Selection Assistance
• Succession Planning
• Management Assessment and Development of Critical Skills
• Assistance with Job Redesign and Changes to Organization Structure
• Performance Management Programs and Development of Clear Performance Standards and Benchmarks
Mergers and Acquisitions
• Identifying Company Norms, Expectations, and Cultures
• Workshops to Identify and Resolve Conflicts Due to Culture Clash
• Facilitating Process and Workflow Analysis
• Conduct Best-Practices Workshops to Decide What to Keep and What to Change
• Assessing Skills in Employees and/or Managers to Determine Best Fit
• Team Building
• Stress Management Workshops
STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREATS
Strategic planning is a primary step in achieving your business goals. Your strategic plan is the road map which shows clearly where you are going and specifically how you intend to get there. The process of strategic planning involves members of your organization and your management team in analysis and discussion of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and yields a common understanding of where the organization is going and what must happen to get there.
The strategic plan flows from the broadest view of why you arein business (your vision) to the details of who does what by when (tasks) within the following hierarchy: (1) Vision Statement; (2) Goals; (3) Objectives; (4) Strategies; and (5) Tasks.
The following outline describes the phases and tasks in ourapproach to the strategic-planning process:
PHASE 1 – PRE-WORK
A planning session is held with managers to explain the strategic-planning process.
Senior managers develop or refine the organization’s vision/mission and long-term goals.
Several weeks before the off-site, members of the management team who will be attending are given a package of pre-work materials to help them evaluate and analyze the organization’s current situation. This is a critical examination of both the internal and external environments which affect the organization. Other members of the organization often participatein developing the information during this phase.
PHASE 2 – OFF-SITE
During the off-site, your managers are led through the process to evaluate where you are today, where you want to be, how you will get there from here, and who does what by when. Priorities,budgets, measurement methods, and follow-up mechanisms are alsodiscussed.
PHASE 3 – FINAL PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION
After returning, information developed during the off-site issummarized and the draft strategic plan is prepared andreviewed by participants.
Final plan is distributed and incorporated into performance plans.Action plans are implemented.
Regular review meetings are held to discuss progress over the time-frame of the plan.