Despite this economic downturn, the time is very right to be getting your organization ready for the recovery. Enlightened executives are taking action now to get their strategies, processes and people aligned and ready to compete.
Let us show you a picture of your current business reality. We provide you with A detailed roadmap of how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Our Organizational Scan considers the Organization, the People and the Work in relation to existing Conditions, Processes and Outputs within the External Environment. We develop probe questions in our investigation leading to a “photograph of the current business reality.” We conduct this analysis both systemically and systematically.
The Organizational Scan examines the following domains in order to determine their characteristics, interaction, and alignment with the intended direction and strategic goals of the organization.
External Business Environment
Mission & Vision
Strategy & Goals
Policies & Procedures
Products & Services
We use a process and sequence in gathering data about the organization:
CEO or Functional Head Interview—a one-to-one interview to determine the CEO's view of the organization’s direction, strategy, culture, health and needs, and of the business context in which the organization is operating.
Senior Management Interviews—one-to-one interviews of members of the top management team—heads of functions, departments and support groups—to gain their perspective on the organizational situation.
Documentation Review—examination of all relevant documentation on the organization’s conditions, process, and outcomes. Policy and procedures manuals, annual reports, strategic plans, newsletters, etc., are reviewed.
Core Samples—targeted focus groups or group interviews representing all levels of the organization, either within functions (horizontally) to develop a profile of the “real” organization and its culture.
Workplace Observations—informal “walkarounds” in the various worksite environments, at various times of the work day, to get a “feel” for the work, work processes, the physical environment, climate and morale, etc.
The Organizational Scan process is the starting point
for everything we do. It is a thorough diagnosis of your
organization's component systems that allows us to
examine the external environment, organizational strategy,
culture, infrastructure and stakeholder expectations.
The Organizational Scan leads to the identification and
prioritization of key business issues challenging your
organization. It also provides specific recommendations
on the most cost-effective means to resolve them. The
end result is a detailed road map of how to get from where you are to where you need to be.
Depending on the Organizational Scan's recommendations, Vector Group can implement a wide range of
interventions that are typically focused in four areas:
Developing Effective Leadership
Developing Effective Teamwork
Effective Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
Provides the CEO/Top Management with an
efficient and comprehensive diagnostic scan
of the organization at all levels.
Identifies areas where the greatest potential exists
for achieving organizational effectiveness.
Facilitates planning by prioritizing action steps
to move/transform the organization.
Assesses the organization's readiness for change and the ability of its leadership to effect that change.
Enables the organization to align its strategy,
culture, and support systems in order to achieve
Depending on the need, the Organizational Scan can
have an internal, external or combined focus.
The internal scan looks primarily at the organizational
entity and the business context within which it operates.
The external scan focuses more heavily on constituencies
and factors outside the organization, such as customers,suppliers, alliances and competitors.
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