"Organizational success comes from driving change
rather than from merely adapting to change others drive...
Structure better, plan better, perform better... succeed better!"
Dr. Georgios Karadimas
Adizes Associate, PhD, MSc, MBA, MEng, DipM.
The employment of a rare combination of knowledge, experiences and skills for uncovering hidden value for the sake of all
Organizations and businesses today have a sheer need of management capacity, since the rate of change is simply too big and accelerating. However, not only knowledge, experience and skills are hard to find but even when they are found they are too expensive for organizations to afford.
No matter how big or strong organizations are, it is never possible that they cover all their needs in-house. At the same time, they may face all kinds of problems in various levels. Problems may exist at organizational culture, organizational structure, management process and functional levels. Those problems are interconnected, and that in turn makes the problem-solcing process very hard. To make things even worse, management usually only sees their manifestations or their symptoms at best. Their causes are either invisible or not directly manageable. Consulting companies may offer very valuable and highly-specific advice, which may however serve as the right answer to the wrong question. This is not necessarily their fault. Rather, it is a manifestation of the fact that organizations simply are quite often unable to even identify, not to say to solve, their own problems.
It is important that management consultants invest in getting to know their clients deeply. It is also extremely important that they be able to implement a specific process to diagnose them and in parallel to use highly-sophistication tools in order to help them identify where the problems are, how thρυ can be attacked and in what sequence. I do exactly that! I offer a robust addition of management capacity exactly where the organizations needs it at exactly the quantity that is reauired. Organizations therefore pay exactly for what they need, no less, no more.
As soon as problems are identified, organizations need to take decisions effectively and implement them efficiently. Effective decision-making is a tedius process requiring certain technologies. However, the main problem is not so much in decision-making. The real problem lies in implementation and it is quite rare that consultants stay with their clients during this stage. Organizations often receive excellent reports with nice suggestions of what needs to be done ony to stack them in the drawers of their managers. This is again not their fault. All academic institutions around the globe train executives to make well-informed decisions, largely focusing on mathematics and numbers, quite often ignoring the softer social context ascpect. They however do not teach decision implementation at all!
I stay with my clients during the implemantation of the decisions that I have helped them make. I am therefore sharing the relevant risk with them. I simply have a strong confidence in the technology I use in order to help them make and implement them. In parallel, my long tenure as a c-level executive makes me confident in the implementation stage too. I therefore decisively stay with my clients during this stage taking all the heat with them, however ensuring successful implementation.
In the heart of my practice lies the Adizes methodology, a holistic approach to oganizational transformation with proven results around the globe during the last five decades. I am proudly an associate of the Adizes Institute and a member of its global professional network..