Maximizing Corporate Systems

Description of Work

Any company with more than a few teams is a complex organization and likely faces challenges as a result. Some of those challenges are shared by other companies of similar scope and size; other challenges are unique based on each firm’s particular circumstances. The greater a firm’s complexity, the greater the need to create effective systems.

Examples of Related Work Successfully Completed by Critical Change

  • Facilitated re-design processes for numerous organizations and business units at Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller organizations.
  • Worked with a senior executive at a corporation to create a unified decision making process for three business units composed of 15,000 employees. That process is still used today in groups across the company.
  • Assisted with the successful merging of targeted services from three hospitals into a joint venture. It is still thriving today.
  • Co-created and implemented large-scale national meetings that were immensely successful in improving work relationships between management and unions, and which increased overall employee productivity; this was crucial for the company to attract a suitable partner with which to merge.
  • Guided successful resolution of longstanding conflicts between management and employees that had been disrupting work in a large business unit; resulted in enormous improvements in productivity.
  • Advised leadership regarding a structural re-design process for a 1,000-employee business group.
  • Customized and repeatedly delivered a highly effective process to capture best practices and learnings at numerous firms.
  • Guided an examination of corporate level intellectual property processes at a company.

Contact us to find out how Critical Change can partner with you to improve your organization’s systems and better align them to your business direction and strategies.

Questions to Help You Assess Your Corporate Systems

  • Is the organization’s structure aligned with its strategic direction?
  • Do performance appraisal, reward, recognition, and other systems support appropriate staff actions, or do they inhibit them?
  • Are the reciprocal influences between systems recognized?
  • Are tools and information relevant to people’s work made available?
  • Do you seek positive changes, or is your organization reactive, waiting for conditions to require change before acting?
Maximizing Corporate Systems