Business Consulting Services

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Find the services that your business needs to achieve your goals on the path to your best business performance. The services below are common interventions; however, they are not intended to represent a comprehensive listing given specific client needs and tactics deployed.

Leadership Workforce Processes Customers System-Based

Leadership Focused Business Consulting Services

  • Evaluate and optimize leadership system constructs: goal setting, alignment, accountability, communication, decision-making, team-building, reward and recognition
  • Facilitate strategic planning process: development and execution
  • Lead change management process involving transformational leadership strategies
  • Conduct tailored assessments for leadership match to organizational needs
  • Coach meeting and communication process efficiency
  • Coach goal-setting processes; cascade aligned goals throughout the organization
  • Leadership development, succession planning, and talent management programs
  • Build agility and innovation supports into leadership processes

Leadership Focus Results:

  • Evaluate and guide strategic planning processes to achieve vision and goals
  • Evaluate and design organizational communication systems for engagement and results
  • Accelerate use of efficient time management leadership tools designed for outcomes
  • Design effective alignment and accountability systems for sustained results

Workforce Focused Business Consulting Services

  • Evaluate work team capacity and capability (skill/will) to achieve desired outcomes
  • Identify areas for work process efficiency based upon national best practices
  • Evaluate work process consistency at the work unit level
  • Identify individual/team behavior gaps impacting work process consistency
  • Establish and implement standard work for key processes w/teams
  • Establish and implement a learning plan for employees in basic improvement tools
  • Establish and implement a work plan designed for improvement in key processes
  • Provide a framework for the development of empowered work teams
  • Develop and implement systems to harvest workforce innovations
  • Develop and implement systems for customer service standards

Workforce Focus Results:

  • Engage workforce members to create efficient and innovative work process solutions
  • Design standard work to create key process consistency and targeted results
  • Engage workforce members to design organizational customer service standards
  • Create high performing empowered work teams, with high levels of productivity, retention, and employee engagement

Process Focused Business Consulting Services

  • Ensure or introduce an effective method for process improvement (PDCA, etc.)
  • Evaluate team/leadership capacity for process improvement applications
  • Evaluate areas of identified performance gap by means of quality improvement tools
  • Design an improvement plan based upon priority areas of need including work plan, communication plan, team/leadership guide, and metric report/scorecard
  • Apply Lean, Six Sigma, Shingo Prize, and TQM methodologies as indicated
  • Ensure or create leadership foundation knowledge of improvement tools/applications
  • Facilitate team learning and work process improvements to desired results
  • Develop and implement systematic approaches to focused areas of improvement:
    — Priority improvement planning and matrices
    — Efficient results-based team meetings
    — Project planning and management
    — Use of control practices/plans
    — Results sharing/reporting systems
  • Statistical analysis, projection, and reporting mechanisms
  • Cross-functional work unit improvement design

Process Focused Results:

  • Evaluate and redesign key work processses for enhanced customer value
  • Achieve structure and process efficiencies for expense management
  • Evaluate, design, and improve work systems for sustained results
  • Employ performance improvement techniques to achieve benchmark results

Customer Focused Business Consulting Services

  • Optimize or establish an effective customer survey process
  • Facilitate customer or potential customer focus groups
  • Conduct customer experience observations (as appropriate to subject/services)
  • Video encounter observations/review (with customer consent as required); analysis
  • Conduct a market-based, competitive customer service analysis
  • Create and establish a specific action plan to improve opportunity areas
  • Provide visual tools for employee and team engagement in service improvement
  • Team training and facilitation on service standards and techniques

Patient Experience Healthcare Consulting Services:

  • Physician/Allied Health Professional office and patient engagement evaluations and analysis
  • Physician/Allied Health Professional coaching on effective office tactics/practices
  • Optimize or establish an effective patient satisfaction/engagement survey process
  • Evaluate results over time; develop and facilitate action plan implementation
  • Develop and facilitate rounding labs for employee coaching on effective practices
  • Develop and apply patient-focused scripting to specific aspects of care
  • Develop and facilitate leader accountability systems for employee coaching
  • Team training and facilitation on service standards and techniques

Customer Focused Results:

  • Create an organizational focus upon customer value and business growth
  • Create a cultural transformation to service excellence
  • Create ongoing customer loyalty and sustained market growth

System-Based/Organization Focused Consulting Services

  • Evaluate leadership and governance system constructs to support strategic objectives, mission, vision and values
  • Facilitate strategic plan development, design and execution
  • Create alignment from strategic plan to operational plan to results
  • Evaluate and optimize work systems to support organizational goals and objectives
  • Assess, design and deliver governance and senior leadership education, training and development to areas of need
  • Build and integrate agility and innovation processes into work system design
  • Establish an effective and enduring knowledge management system
  • Establish an infrastructure for organizational learning and improvement
  • Evaluate and optimize key processes within the leadership and governance systems in support of ethical and regulatory compliance, emergency preparedness, and societal well-being for key communities served

System-Based Results:

  • Evaluate and design effective leadership and governance systems to achieve strategic and operational objectives
  • Evaluate and guide strategic planning processes to achieve mission, vision, and goals
  • Design work systems and processes to minimize organizational risk from compliance, regulatory, safety, and societal elements
  • Design and guide development of an enduring knowledge management system

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