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Organization Consulting 

Get better results by involving the right people, at the right time, in smarter ways.

Collaborative Change Management

Engage key stakeholders and share responsibility for making it a really good change. 

The people most affected by a change play should play an active, appropriate role in planning and executing the change. In effect, they join the leaders and architects of the change as designers and builders.

A few examples of when to engage Interaction Associates to support your collaborative change initiative:

  • Integrating companies from a merger or acquisition 
  • Implementing a business or culture strategy
  • Redesigning a performance management process

Our consultants help your steering team develop a plan for meaningful stakeholder participation. We advise change process leaders on the best ways to build support, overcome objections, and leverage early adaptor interest and talent.

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Cross-Functional Team Effectiveness

Empower people from different groups, cultures, and identities to work together better.

Team effectiveness requires building alignment on goals, roles, and processes, while establishing routines that leverage team member talents and points-of-view.

Examples of when to engage Interaction Associates:

  • Launching a mission-critical team
  • Re-igniting a stalled team or cross-functional initiative 
  • Developing guidelines and tools for project teams

Our consultants help initiative sponsors and team leaders define the presenting problem, opportunity or strategic intent, and develop inclusive plans for stakeholder involvement. We facilitate key team meetings and transfer capability along the way.

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Executive Team Building

Hiring the right person is just the first phase of a successful leadership transition. What then?

Over 40% of new CEOs fail or leave within 18 months. Aside from picking the wrong person, the major cause of failure in a leadership transition is an executive team that never jells.

New executives are expected to hone and share their vision of success, win the hearts and minds of employees, and demonstrate some quick wins-- all before initiating the long march to sustainable performance. We help new chiefs build effective operating norms with his or her senior team.

When should you use this service?

  • A new CEO has just been selected
  • Several C-levels have left or joined
  • The Board has concerns about C-Suite alignment

Based on their understanding of organizational context and key stakeholder interests, our consultants provide options for new C-level leaders by building and completing a checklist of 30-60-90 day activities and desired outcomes. We facilitate key meetings and, as needed, help reconcile differences before they turn into a problem.

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Strategy Alignment and Execution

Invite key players to fine-tune the big idea, define the requirements, and drive implementation.

Most strategies – even bold and thoughtful ones – end up in the virtual archive. This often happens because key stakeholders don't buy into the strategy or lack confidence in the implementation plan.

Interaction Associates is a post-inspiration consulting firm. That means we come onto the scene after the bold idea has been defined and the leader is motivated to take action.

When should you use this service?

  • CEO or senior leader wants to make a major move but hasn’t fully enrolled the senior team or key stakeholders.
  • External circumstances have changed and the leader wants to make a course correction.

Our consultants help the leader understand stakeholder interests, scan for pitfalls, define mission-critical decisions and agreements, facilitate stakeholder buy-in meetings, and define key milestones and go/no go points.

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