Today’s changes are turbulent, overlapping, and unceasing. Partnering Resources gets below the surface to tackle the deep cultural issues that can make or break change. We help you get out of reactive mode so you can drive real progress while your organization continues to evolve.
Presentations that Energize and Inform
- Becoming a Change Leader
- Leveraging Networks to Accelerate Change
- Building Support for Strategy and Change
- Keeping Organizations Engaged and Learning in Tumultuous Times
Contact usto schedule an energizing, engaging presentation on change leadership.
Workshops that Build Skill and Ability
Collaborating for Success
In an increasingly complex world, we rely on our colleagues across department, organizational, and cultural boundaries in order to get things done. The challenge of collaboration at work is considerable. People have different agendas, action items, responsibilities, and assumptions. Sometimes it feels like herding cats.
Yet, to be successful, we must develop productive relationships and successfully manage differences. In this workshop, we learn about what it takes to cross the “white spaces” effectively and achieve results.
Participants can’t stop raving about Collaborating for Success, our most popular course:
“I have to give the class a vigorous thumbs up (if this was Facebook, I’d “like” it multiple times). It was well organized, ran well, and focused on actionable skills and responses to collaborating well with partners across functions.” – Participant
“The only feedback for the class would be to talk it up more beforehand. I think it is a class to get excited about.” – Participant
“I was so happy with this course that I recommended it to someone before it was even over.” – Participant
“This is the best class I’ve ever taken here.” – Participant
Becoming a Change Leader
The statistics on change are dismal. McKinsey Quarterly reported that only 38% of leaders believed their recent transformation effort was better than somewhat successful. And the project success rates (coming in on time, within budget, and to scope) are lower than anyone would like. Clearly, there’s room for improvement. In this engaging, participatory session, participants learn what it takes to become successful change leaders.
“Excellent session. Great information, structured well, excellent and entertaining presentation style. Real take away value.” – Participant
“Excellent session – exceeded expectations. Great combo of engaging delivery and actionable content.” – Participant
“Best session on change I’ve ever attended.” – Participant
- Download the Becoming a Change Leader Overview.
Contact us to find out how we can help your organization build change leadership skills.
Team Coaching that Boosts Performance
High Performance Team Workout
The group has 6 months to come together and accomplish something very difficult. Maybe it’s designing and rolling out a new project management methodology worldwide. Or maybe the group needs to create the next breakthrough product for the company. Whatever the specifics, the stakes are high and failure is not an option.
This initiative provides high-stakes teams with the support they need to achieve quickly and efficiently. We guide the team through an intensive team boot camp that builds trust, clarifies roles and responsibilities, analyzes stakeholders, and produces a solid implementation plan. We meet with the team twice a month for six months to help the team address mission-critical team issues and obstacles. The results: aligned, focused, high performing teams.
“I knew that we would not be successful in taking a bigger leadership role in the Company unless we found a way to get to a highly level of performance, without adding additional people. The work that we did with Partnering Resources enabled us to develop, very quickly, into a much higher performing team. We were more effective, more successful and the team members reported significantly greater pride and satisfaction in their accomplishments.” – VP Marketing
- For more information, read our High Performance Team Workout.
To explore whether a High Performance Team Workout makes sense for your organization, contact us.
Assessments that Develop Intelligence
Organization Network Analysis
Every organization has a hidden system: a web of relationships and informal networks that make or break strategies and plans. This system has its benefits: it helps get things done, disseminates knowledge, and incubates innovation. And, when properly leveraged, this system can catapult organizations to success. Organization Network Analysis (ONA) uncovers this hidden system through a simple, online assessment. Leaders discover the information and resources they need in order to make change happen, execute strategy, increase learning, and encourage innovation. For more information, see our Network Analysis FAQs.
Just as no person is an island, no individual can do his or her work in isolation. To be truly effective, organizations need people who can reach across boundaries to tap experts, decision makers, and innovators when needed. Those who do are more likely to succeed than those that operate in a vacuum.
We work with you to design a collaboration strategy that works for your unique culture and context. We start with an assessment that pinpoints critical barriers to collaboration and learning identifies easy leverage points. We work with you to translate the results of the assessment into action plans and then support you during their execution. The result: a more collaborative, effective organization that evolves, shares knowledge, and works together to achieve its goals.
- For more information on our assessment process, review our CollaborationWeb flyer.
- Learn more about organization networks.
Contact us to discuss which assessment will help answer your pressing questions about your organization.
Consulting that Brings Discipline and Focus
We bring a unique perspective to change. Like many, we believe that a change initiative’s success relies on active leadership and engaged employees. However, we also believe that informal networks of relationships formed by every person and every organization are critical and often neglected levers that organizations can use to drive change. In our work, we draw on network knowledge to help us accelerate the change process.
“Due to changes in federal standards, we needed to decrease the length of our year-end close cycle by 30 calendar days. Maya facilitated a series of working meetings for us, bringing together people involved in allof the close process. We looked at innovations, time-saving ideas, and other radical ideas that would help us achieve our goals. Each meeting was well-planned, creative, and engaging. Maya did an excellent job facilitating our diverse group and helping us figure out how to successfully meet this challenge.” – Project Director, Finance Organization
“Working with Partnering Resources was a true pleasure! From the extensive preparations and the participant interviews to the facilitation and follow-up, this was truly a first class operation. We emerged with an energized management team with a common vision and clear agenda. This will serve as the foundation for our company’s efforts for the next several years.” – CEO, technology company
- For more information, see our success story on Mobilizing an Organization to Achieve a Major Goal or our success story on Aligning an Entire Organization around Ambitious Goals.
Contact us to learn how we can help your mission-critical change initiative hit the mark.
Engagement Strategy Development
Moving a ten thousand person workforce from low to high engagement can have a positive impact worth millions of dollars in increased effectiveness and efficiency. Who wouldn’t want that for their company?
Yet, so many organizations miss the boat when it comes to employee engagement. Deadlines interfere, best intentions get lost amidst fire fighting, and the company stays in its unengaged rut.
We help you tap into your organization’s brain trust by engaging your employees in meaningful, value-added ways. We work with you to identify the right engagement method given your context and goals. The results: The benefits of higher engagement from better ideas to higher morale, increased productivity, and lower attrition.