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Business Strategyshutterstock_168422549

How is your business doing today? …  What are your top challenges? … Where do you want to be tomorrow? 

Many executives know where they want their organization to be, but developing a clear strategy and communicating goals and objectives across the organization is not easy while focusing on current business challenges.

This is where Collam Consulting can help-

With experience in conducting assessments and facilitating planning sessions, Collam Consulting will work with you to understand your strengths and challenges and help develop measurable goals and objectives that will enable your organization to align and prioritize their work.

Collam Consulting has a broad range of experience across various industries in the private and public sectors, including non-profits, employers, educators, government and military organizations. This has bolstered creative thinking skills that will help you in devising and communicating your business strategy.

Change Managementchange-sphere

Change is good…  Change is difficult…  Change is inevitable.

Change is necessary for any successful organization to maintain a competitive edge. The people aspect is crucial to ensuring that changes are efficient, effective, and sustainable. It starts with executive level sponsorship and active support for the change effort. It involves taking into consideration the potential impact of change on stakeholders- those who may be impacted by change- and gaining buy-in. It involves up-front and frequent communication.

Changes may consist of leaning or redesigning current processes, implementing a new product, service or technology, or reorganizing resources to better serve the business and your supply chain. Through any change, enterprise-wide or locally, Collam Consulting can support your efforts from planning through execution. Collam Consulting is experienced in conducting stakeholder analyses, developing communication plans aligned with a change implementation plan, and effectively communicating with all levels of stakeholders.

Process Improvementstrategy-puzzle

Do you know how to identify waste in your processes? … How long does it take to provide your product or service to the customer? … What are your customer pain points? 

Your business processes ultimately result in a product or service that is delivered to customers. In order to reduce costs and stay competitive, processes should be continually examined and improved in order to streamline and simplify operations, thus reducing cycle time and costs.

While this seems obvious for business leaders, it is often difficult to dedicate resources to these efforts. For growing businesses in a fast-paced environment, resources are focused on getting “there” from “here” even though “here” remains critical. For businesses that are either steady or stagnant, it often takes an outside perspective to identify opportunities to improve, as well as train and motivate the staff in recognizing and making positive change. In any business scenario, continuous process improvement concepts can be employed at tactical levels to generate gains in efficiency and effectiveness toward meeting or exceeding business goals.

Collam Consulting has training, certification, and experience in Lean, Six Sigma, and other Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) methodologies and can help you not only in applying CPI tools and techniques to attain tactical improvements, but in training your employees in order to provide self-reliance and organic growth for sustainability.

Communications and Outreach  Outreach_pic_-_Lecture

What is your reputation? … What is your value identifier? … Are you able to attract and retain employees? … How do you promote your organization in the local community? 

Developing place based strategies and tactics for outreach, engagement, and coalition-building in local communities are important to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.

Collam Consulting knows what it takes to develop and execute such strategies, having done so while working as the economic liaison for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair in the local Richmond community. It started by establishing an intimate knowledge base and understanding of the community landscape- the local DNA- then devising and executing an effective engagement strategy to build a large Veterans hiring network across the community.

Collam Consulting has provided facilitation and support to a wide variety of engagements and events that promote program goals.  Having a broad network of colleagues, employers, educators, and community and government organizations around Richmond, as well as across the country, is what makes Collam Consulting’s strategic alliance efforts successful.

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