We define organizational development as the alignment between a businesses strategy and its employees.  In order to effectively conduct OD work an organization must be keenly aware of their business strategy and have senior level alignment around the strategy.  Our proven process facilitates an organization through a number of steps to clearly identify the gaps between the strategy and the people.

Our Process:
Groove Management is entirely focused on helping our clients to leverage their human capital to achieve superior business results.  We offer customized solutions for each business that we engage with.  The consulting work we perform usually involves a four step process:

Diagnostics- It is essential that we understand your business and goals before we can be effective.  Setting clear expectations and goals enables us to ensure that your valuable resources as maximized.  We leverage a number of assessments to aid in our diagnostics.

Project Plan & Scope- Based on the diagnostics and information gathering a project plan with timelines and deliverables will be created and agreed upon by the client and Groove Management

Engagement-  This is where the rubber meets the road.  The engagement can take many different forms.  In some cases it might be a one day facilitated meeting, in others it can be a longer large scale change initiative.  We remain flexible throughout the project in order to ensure your success.

Wrap-Up- Each project ends with a debrief meeting where we review the stated goals and outcomes.  Groove Management is only successful when you are successful.  We make certain that we leave each organization that we work with much stronger than when we arrived.

Organizational Design Expertise

Groove Management has worked with numerous clients to address organizational design needs. We have assisted start-ups to build an org structure that addresses the challenges of operating at greater scale, we have helped mature businesses to restructure and helped organizations to create more efficient and effective structures to address new strategies and the ever changing competitive landscape.

We offer a customized approach to organizational design work that engages the senior leaders and those who will have to adapt in the design process. We believe that there is no such thing as a perfect organizational structure. The key is to maximize the performance of the organization and the people. Change management is an essential component of organizational design and we address this need through the involvement of the key stakeholders.

We leverage interviews, data gathering, financials, voice of customer data and our diagnostic toolkit to help organization understand both their current state and desired future state. We often employ fun and engaging activities to help explore organizational possibilities.

Lego® Org Design

One activity in particular is the use of Legos® to physically explore design choices. We find that laying out the potential options in a visual format helps to preview the new structures and is much more effective than designing boxes on a sheet of paper.

Clients enjoy seeing the structure laid out on a table in such a way that they can visual the entire organization and then begin moving the pieces around. This unique approach helps us to focus on the structure first and the people second.

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