How well-equipped are corporate headquarters to master the tasks ahead?
Boosting your organization
Organizations must face up to the challenges caused by fast-changing business environments on a global level. Leaders of private companies and public institutions alike are forced to meet the demanding requirements of different stakeholder groups. Shareholders urge constant improvements and highly efficient processes to boost performance and profitability, while employees and works councils focus on job security, working conditions and co-determination. Achieving a smooth corporate transformation backed by a managed and moderated change process is imperative if organizations are to overcome these challenges.
We understand, however, that organizational challenges impact each company differently due to unique characteristics and business environments. Working hand in glove with our experts in restructuring and performance improvement, we support the transformation of an organization to achieve higher adaptiveness and sustainable competitiveness. We design the optimal organizational structure, develop a clear HR strategy, manage stakeholders and coach leaders to steer the company safely through the entire transformation.
Our expertise in the field of transformation breaks down into two tightly interwoven areas: Organization, people & transformation is one. Executive communications & stakeholder management is the other. We also support our clients with scenario planning.
Organization, people & transformation
We ensure organizational excellence by transforming a company's strategy, processes, workforce and leadership/culture. We implement efficient overhead functions and, specifically, a state-of-the-art HR function with a modern delivery model. We deliver workforce management with a proven approach that ensures targeted negotiations with social partners and measurable P&L effects.
Design and implementation of innovative, strategy-based solutions; fact-based discussions of the optimal blueprint for process organization, enabled by an extensive toolbox; optimization of business functions and HQ
Establishment of lean overhead functions (i.e. G&A); provision of insights into modernizing the HQ; state-of-the-art functional setups, e.g. in finance, HR and staff functions, including automation potential and benchmarks
Assessment of workforce reduction or reassignment in (inter)national environments; development of negotiation strategies with employee representatives and support for communication with works councils
Development and implementation of a functional HR strategy encompassing the target operating model, organizational structure and digital HR services, including robotic process automation and AI
Definition of a people strategy (in line with corporate strategy); development of workforce planning; evaluation of recruiting processes (attraction, sourcing, retention) and assessment/development of capabilities
Encouragement of managers and employees to adopt target behavior by instilling purpose, fostering a purposeful culture and measuring the impact of interventions; leverage of a human-centric approach that combines practical experience with insights from academia (e.g. neuroscience)
Executive communications & stakeholder management
Today more than ever, success is a matter of perception and not just performance. Organizations and their leaders are scrutinized in a public domain that places a premium on transparency, openness and corporate responsibility. What's more, shareholders and employees – but also the media, public administrations and NGOs – all expect to be involved in decision processes at an ever earlier stage. To ensure that a corporate strategy can make it off the drawing board, we support executives as they communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Transforming a corporate strategy into a 360° stakeholder management approach and thereby securing the support of all key target groups
Coaching on communication and influencing the skills and long-term personality development of executive leaders to prepare them for upcoming challenges and changes
On behalf of companies, associations and government ministries, we develop campaigns that leverage proprietary analytical insights to gather key content for top management
Support in understanding/anticipating shareholder activists' agendas, in engaging with investors based on a convincing equity story and in building a resilient line of defense to win the battle for sovereignty
Development and implementation of corporate communication strategies; optimization of the processes/structures of communication departments; establishment of digital tools (e.g. for big data analysis)
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We support the transformation of an organization to achieve higher adaptiveness and sustainable competitiveness.
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