Whole Company Transformation
When things aren't going as we'd wish it can be tempting to wish that somehow there was a way to make everything right- all problems go away and everything is perfect and easy. Sadly there isn't. However, whole company transformation is the closest to this nirvana that a business can get, and this can be achieved, though it won't be done in an instant.
Established companies can get to a stage where nearly everything about them except their products harks from an earlier age, but they are so busy keeping customers happy that they they don't get around to looking at how their own business works. Staff who would never dream of driving to work in an Austin Princess or a Ford Sierra seem willing to accept working practices of similar vintage and effectiveness. Or they realise that something needs doing but finding the time and corporate will to undertake what can seem a daunting challenge is just too hard, unless a customer demands the right to audit their processes (and this is one reason businesses embark on changing).
However, there is a straightforward way to tackle this. Whole business transformation involves going back to basics in all areas and ensuring that processes and methods are fit for purpose, enabling you to compete now and into the foreseeable future. By systematically reviewing all systems using the right analysis tools, and involving the staff at every stage, significant improvements can be made very rapidly and in such a way that operators feel responsible for the systems they utilise and will continue to improve them, continually challenging and adapting them as the business needs evolve. This is continuous improvement, and it is the goal of effective business leaders in terms of their culture and business processes.
Lean Consortium's unique approach provides the leadership, lean and people skills to reach this goal. Our long-term involvement with clients ensures that new systems are right, working and fully embedded, and that staff continue to challenge and improve them after the initial step-change is accomplished. If you need to make big changes- whether to survive or to build on success, call now to find out more.