An uncommon approach
It’s one thing to pontificate and propose impressive plans. It’s much harder to execute – to work with real people in the real world and deliver real change. That’s how we set ourselves apart. While the conceptual side of change is essential, it’s implementation that counts when your budget and reputation is on the line.
So how exactly do we make real change manageable?
We help you define the “what and why.” But more importantly, we show you “how.” We help you get your arms around the actual work of change, translating high-level strategy into concrete outcomes that make sense in your organization. We assign priorities and timetables, ensuring that the right work happens at the right time. And we set clearly defined, measurable goals, so we never mistake activity for achievement.
A proven methodology, customized to your needs
Words to live by: past performance is no guarantee of future success. We understand that every change initiative has different goals, involves different people, and must overcome different constraints. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Like a veteran coach with a brand new team, we bring a time-tested philosophy and a defined set of fundamentals that we apply to your specific challenges.
It starts with clear leadership, aligning process execution with program governance. We help you assign the appropriate resources to the most essential work, and ensure appropriate engagement and approval processes.
Execution takes place through a decision-driven process – planned and delivered logically, sequentially, and systematically – to ensure the cart doesn’t come before the horse. Our structured methodology helps your organization get ready for the change, execute the right plan, and make possible the alternate future you’re striving for.
What is the measure of success? A change initiative is working when it:
- Accomplishes the original business intent.
- Achieves or exceeds ROI targets, on-time, within budget.
- Aligns behaviors and actions to business results.
- Delivers high value to customers and satisfaction to employees.
- Develops the capacity to adapt more quickly to future changes.
- Creates an appetite for higher achievement—success breeds success.
- Strengthens the organization’s effectiveness and competitive position.
Managing to Change Paradigms: More on how Expressworks guides your business to meaningful change [PDF]
Laying the Foundation for Change: The research and rationale behind our distinctive methodology [PDF]