During an organization’s lifecycle there are inflection points that require new ways of leading, thinking, planning and executing in order to realize desired change. These moments may be in response to emerging opportunities, daunting challenges, a change in leadership, shifting from one organizational life stage to another, or significant transformation.
Gelatt Partners works with clients to define the context for change, understand stakeholder perceptions, envision a compelling future vision, develop an implementable plan, foster the will to change and take purposeful action while measuring impact.
Examples of organizational consulting engagements include:
To inform strategic decision making by executive and boards of directors, Gelatt Partners conducts organizational assessments, including qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with stakeholders and staff, focus groups, internal analyses, competitive analyses, and best practices research. The outcomes are clarity of the current state in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges that inform direction and priorities. We partner with clients to build on data already collected and develop assessment methods that meet time, budget, cultural and strategic needs.
Planning begins with the end in mind – a vision of an ideal future. Gelatt Partners collaborates with clients to design and implement planning processes that are culturally relevant, address the organization’s most pressing needs, engage key stakeholders, define priorities that are actionable and measurable, and establish points of accountability. Once plans are set we work with clients to align decision-making criteria, structure, roles, responsibilities, internal processes, culture and team effectiveness with the new directions.
A board of directors has a crucial responsibility to ensure an organization stays on track while they select a new leader. Gelatt Partners works with boards, senior management teams and interim leaders to map out leadership transition plans, develop effective internal and external communications, and implement strategies for ensuring staff and external constituents remain confident in the organization and its future.