We are firm believers that the people make the organization and understand that every corporate culture is different. Change management therefore needs to be made with the team needs, existing processes and business structure in mind. TPG ensures this by immersing ourselves in the corporate culture and aligning changes according to your unique business needs, with open, honest and direct communication as cornerstones to our approach.
We help your organization through large and small organizational transformations by building out standard processes, providing the necessary training for management to lead effectively, and creating processes to reinforce the change. Having the right structures, programs and processes in place means that your talented team is fulfilling their highest potential, which serves your company’s best interests.
Organizational change might seem like a big feat to accomplish, but with the right amount of leadership, communication, and evaluation, it can be achieved in an effective and efficient manner.
The Poirier Group (TPG) has significant experience leading large-scale, high-impact, multi-jurisdictional, transformational initiatives from strategy development, to evidence-based decision making, to execution. TPG’s experience has served both public and private sector organizations providing proven sustainable results guided by our key principles of values and trust. With a focus on tailor-made, pragmatic and measurable recommendations, our clients have been able to successfully implement solutions that have altered service execution to better and more efficiently serve their end-users and change the culture of the company themselves.
It’s not enough just to have an articulated vision. It has to be “bridged.” What we mean by that is that the vision has to become a reality for associates at all levels of our organization. People have to choose to be connected to the vision. They have to choose to understand what it is, why it’s important, and how their work on a day to day basis leads to that. More importantly, they need to be willing to change and adapt their behaviour to align with the overall goals of the yearly strategy and the business overall. If our strategies, our actions, our thoughts/words/deeds are not consistent with our vision, then there isn’t bridging.
We work to ensure that the right conditions are created for successful achievement for your vision
With each organizational transformation, we bring your company through to success utilizing a number of tactical and strategic tools. By creating a change management strategy, it will ensure your organization in informed and engaged along the way, making your transformational change more sustainable.
The hallmark of TPG is our collaborative approach that engages both organizations and stakeholders with a view to generating the necessary buy-in and momentum required to drive transformational change. Change management strategies are developed with client teams and leveraging a wide variety of models (e.g. Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, ADKAR etc.) mapping the ability to build urgency, vision, removing obstacles, delivering and sustaining short-term wins and anchoring in culture change.
We will architect a playbook, templates, and tools and training material to support your overall change management strategy. These tools will help the teams through a large variety of organizational changes. Then, we create change management roadmap and communications plan. We then facilitate workshops on all of the training material. Afterwards, we decide on change sponsors for all key organizational projects, so there is key representation across all project streams.
Changing structure and alignment can create challenging cultural risks to an organization. This is where TPG’s executive leadership and change management expertise comes into play to mitigate these challenges.
Successful and sustainable change management is built upon creating and aligning your team to the business strategy; establishing individual goals to achieve the strategy and gain buy-in; operationalizing the strategy on a day-to-day basis; and managing results through the process to make adaptations along the way.
It’s critical that we align with the leadership of the organization and get them to adhere to a common set of values and ground rules related to the development of organizational trust and accountability. If the leadership team adopts these ground rules, it changes the way they speak, the way they lead, and is an accelerant and we’d argue, a predecessor, for proper change management
Sustainable change eludes most organizations. Notwithstanding large investments in time and money, less than 10% of businesses successfully execute on change initiatives. Traditional change management initiatives often fail due to an absence, or weakness in, intention. Even when immediate objectives are achieved, there may be larger lost opportunities. Companies need foundational competency plus the right intentions and mechanisms in order to enact real change. TPG facilitates working sessions to build intention and challenge individual’s assumptions about what they, and by implication, their business is capable of.