Business leaders are rightly skeptical of team experiences that are more about “singing kumbaya” than about high performance, powerful strategy, and flawless execution of business objectives.

I want to supercharge my team

Team development becomes critical when the company is facing a new business challenge that requires a new kind of leadership. Some of these crisis points are:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Turnarounds
  • Reorgs and reductions in force
  • Team conflict
  • New CEO
  • Transformational change
  • Rapid growth
  • IPO

Our team-development approach includes:

  • Initial assessment of the business context and challenges
  • Data collection from each team member, through surveys and/or interviews, to understand the dynamics of the team – what is working and what is not
  • Team interventions, which can vary from simple meeting facilitation around key topics to a multi-day offsite designed to trigger significant change in the team’s functioning
  • Partnerships with other specialists who bring unique and innovative approaches to team building
  • Follow-up measures and interventions to ensure that changes are “sticky”

Management Due Diligence

A huge part of the current value and potential growth of a company lies in the talent and capabilities of the management team. Investors who are evaluating a target company are increasingly using Management Due Diligence to provide a rapid, thorough assessment of the team’s ability to deliver against the investment thesis.

I need to know my management team can get it done

Our Management Due Diligence process enables investors to more confidently answer key questions like:

  • Can this management team scale the company?
  • Who should stay?  Who needs to be re-cast?  Who should go?  What is the best timeline?
  • How can the investors help the management team reach the goal faster?
  • What elements of the target company culture will help and what will get in the way?  How do we best manage the culture?
  • Given the management team issues, do the investors still want to proceed?

Our Management Due Diligence process includes:

  • Gaining clarity and alignment around the investment thesis
  • Creating a customized  dashboard that clearly outlines what success looks like
  • Assessing individual leaders and the management team as a whole to determine fit with the dashboard
  • Providing detailed assessment reports and recommendations

We utilize a variety of assessment methods, including structured in-depth interviews and specific assessment instruments.  Our process emphasizes speed, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Push your team toward better performance