Our competitive difference stems from over 20 years of experience with organization design, knowing what works and what doesn’t. To appreciate this difference, start with the terms “collaborative” and “transformation.”
Collaborative – doing something “jointly, mutually and/or shared” - which is exactly how our client organizations describe working with us. From our first contact until we finish, we are focused on working with you and on your success. Then, we involve your organization and stakeholders in its own change process. We do not practice patronizing “brainstorming sessions” that don’t really change anything; instead, we truly engage your stakeholders in the actual solution. After all, can you describe a better way to engage the hearts and minds of your organization to change? We don’t think so. We apply the age-old adage, “People support what they help create” into everything we do.
Transformation – an “alteration, change, conversion, revolution, renovation.” This is why ON THE MARK is sought after - because organizations attempting to transform need to make a change and they need that change to be 1) effective and 2) sustained. Transformation work is completely different from ‘change management’. If you plan for change in change management terms, you are already wasting time, effort and money. Our methodology emphasizes change readiness; doing so guarantees an organization faster, longer lasting change for a quicker return-on-investment. Read about why our customers choose to collaborate with us
Sustainable - Sustainability for any change lies in the organization's social system – not in the hardware and technical elements that support the organization, such as IT/information systems, machines, organization charts and management structures. So why is it that most project sponsors, project managers and consultants focus solely on the most tangible elements of a project and overlook the most important part -- the adaptation of the social system? The simple answer is that "training and communications after the fact" is all that these people have experience with. As masters of Organization Design, we deliver sustainable change, upfront, proactively and quickly. We diligently work both the social and technical elements of the solution -- requiring the simultaneous delivery of highly skilled interventions on behavior and cultural patterns within your organization to align with the technical changes being made. Read about what makes our solutions sustainable