Become an Evolved Employer.
We believe that every company culture is different.
Just like a family, companies have power and authority dynamics, positive collaboration, and typically some dysfunction around how things get done.
We assess your company culture and report the findings to you, so that you can understand the difference between symptoms and causes of dysfunction, such as low performance, low engagement, high turnover, lack of diversity/talent pipeline.
This culture audit is really uncovering how work gets done beyond the org chart. We look at which behaviors are encouraged and we identify who holds the power informally as well as formally in your firm.
We identity covert and overt processes that are in play and map how these processes are successfully or unsuccessfully interwoven with your systems and policies. Does your current organizational design support your goals?
Why do we specialize in diversity?
Diversity is a reality in your workplace. If leaders and managers are not ready to understand, manage, and leverage it as a business and talent driver, then there are real consequences for your company.
Diversity is often a misused word, resulting in a superficial compliance-based approach to talent. In reality, we specialize in power and authority issues that often manifest themselves as a lack of diversity, and is usually a symptom of deeper systemic issues that prevent productive conflict management, innovation, and performance.
Diversity can take many forms:
- Differing thinking styles.
- Differing levels of experience.
- Differing cultural backgrounds (ethnicity, nationality, geography).
- Differing opinions around gender roles.
- Conscious and unconscious bias and stereotype assumptions around minorities and their “presumed” behaviors (LGBT, ethnic minorities, religious minorities).
- Differing generational approaches to work.
How do we provide solutions?
Diagnose, co-create solutions, and support you while you implement them.
We apply “systems thinking” to our work and use robust modeling to diagnose systemic issues that are roadblocks to success for business or talent (diversity and inclusion) strategies.
We create solutions by looking at 4 areas:
Leadership: We work with your formal leaders and managers to help them further develop their leadership skills around intercultural competence and change management. We work with other change agents (such as networks heads/ gender champions/straight allies) to help them lead and support change in the middle ranks.
Culture: We assess your organizational culture in context of your goals and diversity and inclusion competence level, and then provide strategies to get you to where you want to go.
Strategy: We help you build and implement realistic and measurable strategies around human capital, performance, and diversity issues.
Systems: We co-create solutions/roadmaps around systemic change so that you can ensure that behavioral change is sustained and supported.
We work with the most progressive firms who continue to develop high performing teams as well as with firms who are starting out on this diversity leadership journey.
Contact CEO Nicki Gilmour to learn more.