Studies have shown that only around 30% of organizational change initiatives – e.g., business transformations, leadership changes, system implementations, restructurings, workforce programs, operational excellence programs, culture changes and new market expansions – are effectively achieved with sustained results. With significant investments in time, money and resources put into these change initiatives, organizations that increase this success rate will gain a stronger competitive advantage.
Our Patina Professionals can build and strengthen your company’s discipline for driving effective change:
Our Patina Professionals deliver specific change effectiveness solutions such as:
These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:
A global computer maker needed better balance in its product mix between new releases and existing upgrades, yet it didn’t have full leadership alignment or a clear picture of its future state. By helping leadership find common ground, implement prioritization processes, and better use resource tracking systems, we helped this client more effectively introduce new projects and upgrades into the market, creating a significant profit increase.
Brewing Process Improvements
A well-known brewer needed a more efficient way to produce and distribute its beer products to better compete in the market. Its most significant challenge was helping its workforce – with an average tenure of 22 years – adopt new processes and efficiency tools. We designed impactful forums for the workforce to share, learn and eventually own operational improvement processes. We helped leaders at all levels understand and apply specific sponsorship responsibilities to drive change. As a result, this client realized double-digit percentage for cost improvements that it was able to sustain.
A parts manufacturer to mining equipment OEMs in China needed to increase output, reduce scrap, improve on-time delivery and better align with standards requirements. We introduced a leadership development focus that empowered mid-level managers to proactively seek issues and work towards solutions. We helped apply Lean processes to eliminate waste and increased utilization of its ERP system. The client increased output from 12 million to 75 million parts without adding manufacturing floor space and achieved its other objectives while sharply decreasing management turnover.
When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.
When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.
Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.
Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.
Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.
Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.
When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.
Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.
Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.
Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.
Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.
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