We provide consulting services in the core areas that help your leaders and teams remain relevant, engaged and purposeful in the new global economy, and in which we have specific consulting experience. With a solid management consulting background in world-class firms including the Big Four, we have the knowledge and poise you expect from high-performers. Our focus is on providing measurable results in targeted “problem areas” on time and on budget.
In a very short period of time, organizations wishing to thrive well into the future will have no choice but to integrate deliberate change management efforts into their workflows. The rapid and dramatic changes in the way we all work will demand it. Those that disregard change management as a soft “nice to have” initiative will not be able to keep pace with those who, and will become quickly irrelevant.
Studies have shown that of the companies that do attempt to lead their organizations through change, at least 70% do not meet their objectives – a number that has not changed in decades. And the main obstacle for success in change projects is employee resistance and ineffective change management initiatives. In contrast, Prosci’s 2015 research showed that of the 245 research participants who reported having effective change initiatives, 94% met or exceeded project objectives.
As certified Prosci change management professionals with experience leading large change initiatives, we can partner with your teams to make the people side of change as successful as possible. Founded in 1994 and recognized as the global authority in change management processes, Prosci’s ADKAR methodology is the gold standard for effective change initiatives.
Global / Virtual Collaboration
Virtual teams, whether they are scattered across one continent or many, are fundamentally different in nature to their co-located team counterparts. Executives sometimes wonder why managers who are superstars with their local teams fail to perform in the virtual environment.
To be effective, virtual team members and their leaders need to understand how to best collaborate in their dispersed environment. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to recognize how and why virtual teams are different from other team configurations, and fail to provide adequate training to those involved.
Our extensive experience helping organizations improve their virtual collaboration enables us to partner effectively with global teams seeking to improve in this area. Through a series of workshops, training and tools, we can help your dispersed teams understand where they are falling short, and bridge the gap to much higher performance, efficiencies and overall satisfaction. Please contact us to learn more about our virtual team consulting programs.
Superior communication skills are the key factor that will ensure long-term longevity and success. And yet, at vbg we continue to be amazed by how disconnected communication efforts are in companies of all sizes. As communication consultants, our expertise helps organizations gain clarity around their communication strategy and measure its long-term effectiveness, addressing the three main internal communication challenges shown below.
Challenge #1: Internal Comms
In many organizations, internal communications are handled by HR and sometimes marketing, often time a mix thereof. Many organizations understand the importance of internal communications but fail to understand their true long-term impact, and lose steam through time.
Challenge #2: Integrated Comms
Without a strategic communication plan, organizations cannot deliver a message to internal and external audience that will implement their vision and branding initiatives. Most companies treat their internal and external communications as two separate initiatives.
Challenge #3: External Comms
In most organizations, external communications are handled by the PR and marketing departments. Unfortunately, those teams don’t always march to the same orders, and opportunities to strengthen branding and messaging are lost. Aligning their efforts is critical.
Creating an integrated, comprehensive communications strategy and plan is critical in order for the organization to meet its over-arching business goals. Let us partner with your various internal groups to help craft and then measure targeted marketing strategies and deliverables.