Three things most organisations do wrong
The reality for most business environments these days is one of huge complexity - a world of unknown unknowns where there are no 'best practice' for how to do what we do. Approaching this world with a belief that we can rationalise our way through it is all to common, and doomed to fail.
Many businesses spend much of their time and effort fighting to get their slice of the pie. The days of dog-eat-dog, cutthroat business are in drastic decline, and those who are only in it for themselves are too. Businesses that think of themselves before everyone else are doomed to fail.
Walking away at the end of the day with a healthy profit margin is the number one sign of success for any business. Many of them do it every day, and all it costs is the health and well being of their staff, some considerable environmental externalities, and doing as much as they can to avoid paying tax.
What I do with organisations
Visioning and Strategy
Purpose, vision, strategy, values.. pick your language set and I'll help you define it all. This process is about defining what success looks like, and getting absolute clarity about what you need to do and why you are going to do it.
Impact Measurement Systems
What are you trying to achieve and how do you know if you're achieving it? I've led 15 organisations on the journey of designing their own impact measurement systems, and am currently undertaking a research project to define a generalised impact model framework that is fit-for-purpose for the 21st century.
I have worked with 6 organisations over multi-year transitions, and prefer to work with medium to large organisations who are exploring and undertaking transitions into Social Enterprise models. Please contact me to discuss options.