What We Do

We specialize in working collaboratively with organizations to align their business model to their strategy, business landscape and culture. The way to achieve alignment is by adjusting the components that make up a business model and thus changing the business outcomes. Better customer outcomes are achieved by modifying both the operating model and associated business culture to align with the business landscape.

We tailor our five phase SPEED design process to each client to implement effective change. It is applied differently depending on where our customers are starting in each of the four generic business cultures found globally: Directive, Participative, Flexible, and Adaptive.

Aligning the Components of the Business Model for Acceleration

We specialize in working collaboratively with organizations to align their business model to their strategy, business landscape and culture. The way to achieve alignment is by adjusting the components that make up a business model and thus change the business outcomes by modifying the operating model:

  • Directions are the purpose, mission, strategy, and strategic objectives (a vehicle’s purpose and operating environment)
  • Technology includes equipment and software that enables the organization to deliver on their strategy (a vehicle’s navigation and engine technologies and soon self-driving systems)
  • Work encompasses the core activities of the organization, how competitive value is created, process flows and hand-offs (a vehicle’s engine and drive train)
  • People takes in how many with what skills and competencies, including inter personal behaviors and capabilities and leadership styles (a vehicle’s driver, navigator, and passengers)
  • Structure includes governance and distribution of power, reporting, roles and responsibilities, locations, and coordination (a vehicle’s body or frame and how its parts are connected)
  • Systems include management monitors and controls, HR systems to align and reward people’s efforts, and financial and reporting systems (a vehicle’s steering, electrical, and braking systems)
  • Culture is the entirety of unwritten rules, behavioral norms, and resulting actions of those that work within the organization (a vehicle’s ‘look-and-feel’ or ambiance).

SPEED the Alignment of Your Organization to Changing Circumstances

We tailor our generic five phase SPEED design process to each client. It is applied different starting with a framework for what works best in each of the four generic business cultures found globally: Directive, Participative, Flexible, and Adaptive.