Orangebeak Penguin, I, believe that (s)he who understands their business best is you. We all need support from time to time, to listen to fresh opinions and innovative inputs. To facilitate debate, or listen with new ears to the ideas of your own talent. Sometimes we need help to define a direction, or to write down the story for the immediate future. We might need new inspiration or a boost of energy to take away resistance to change. While caring about your organisation, analysing your results and involving all your stakeholders the needs and future direction of your business is defined together. New ideas, processes, organisational designs, digitalisation, sustainability pillars, operational excellence, change management and communication are only tools to achieve just that: “a story your teams believe in and give them a purpose to excel”.
A consultant and advisor, has to fence loudly with knowledge, skills, experience and competency. The underlying thought is that otherwise you (the customer) would see no benefit of hiring the(se) external(s) for what your own teams could do also. Markets, innovation and the world are changing fast and these advisors are up to speed. They come with fresh eyes and ideas to assist and define your purpose, analyze your direction, and prepare an extensive report on your future. They describe the trends with analytics and statistics, and validate obvious directions and purposes. This world of fast analytics, pressure cooking company reviews and haughty words and power point presentations, is often overwhelming and disruptive by itself for your performing teams. (Wo)men in dark colored suits, have meeting upon meeting and analyze trends and financial reports, listen with half an ear and march over the opinions of your talent. They believe in delivering meaningful insights and creating advice that matters and betters the world. Their solutions are presented to you as certainties and valuable, after which you decide to act, or drop it in a drawer.
Creative and profitable sustainability designs that incorporate the company culture with the transformation to future circularity and goals. Energy transformation, waste streams, sustainability through digitalization-monitoring and measurement, internal and external circular strategies, local manufacturing-global designs, workforce and facility footprint in support or continuous improvement and social and environmental responsible. Small steps towards a future proof strategy and an inspiring story as a plus.
The culture of a company, the core, the foundation of its differentiation, starts with the people and teams. A great strategy, disrupting technology, innovative product, and differentiating services in an addressable market will need a strong and motivated team to capture it all. Flexible organisational designs, anti-fragile attitudes and high performing teams thrive with an inspiring purpose, autonomy to perform and a transparent development plan. When the team succeeds, in an organisation that enables, with transparency, support, coaching and inspiration, the company and its goals will be a success.
Data is not only information, but the understanding of how, why, what and with whom we service the world and our customers Data is digital (or should be) and linked. A digital flow process is the foundation of service delivery, continuous improvement and operational efficiency. But there is so much more, and new business approaches and creative n-sided platform models are not just buzz-word. This mountain is ready to be concurred. One step at a time, but each will give your company ample benefits.