Organizational Development (OD) is the act of perceiving organizations as interconnected systems that require strategic focus on effective and efficient moves that promote and sustain an organization’s success and growth. Our work ranges from helping organizations run more effectively through redesign or process re-engineering. Our other services include helping companies grow through M&A work or an IPO. OD can involve large scale change, almost always involves cultural evolution and should involve employee engagement for positive development.
A culture is a shared set of beliefs that drives behavior and influences an organization—positively or negatively. Cultures can evolve by direct influence or by being unmanaged. A strong culture has an immense impact on performance and morale of an organization. Poor cultures come from unmanaged behaviors and unexpressed ideals layered with a lack of accountability. We know how to create the right communication cadence to evolve an organization towards the desired culture.
A well aligned workplace culture can improve productivity by as much as 25%. (LSA Global).
We are very proud and honored to be part of so many success stories that involved turning around cultures, increasing performance, contributing to growth, increasing employee engagement, and making culture their competitive advantage.
Large Scale Change
Having proper strategies and processes for effective change-management is instrumental for maintaining a competitive advantage and growing the organization. Janson Associates has decades of experience advising, optimizing performance, and guiding businesses through change. We bring fresh perspectives, best practices, and the objectivity needed to make tough decisions.
In many cases, departments, functions and teams could be more successful, but don’t know how to get there. The people leading organizations are often experts in their specialized domain, but are not experts in areas of organizational effectiveness and design, making it clear that opportunities for further success would exist.
We work with leaders to determine what is and isn't working when compared to what they are trying to achieve. We help teams rethink how they work and suggest better ways of doing it. We combine our organizational effectiveness expertise with the expertise of leaders in the industry to produce high performing entities.
Working with international organizations across industries gives us a wealth of perspective from which our clients benefit.
Mergers and Acquisitions
An experienced executive once said, “Virtually every acquisition starts as a financial proposition. But once the papers are signed, it becomes a human transaction. The way human beings behave in the two companies determines whether the financial gamble pays off.” The reason most mergers and acquisitions fail is due to the people component.
Our work starts with determining the metrics needed to ensure a successful transition. We help identify the right talent, shape the culture, determine new ways of working, develop high impact communications, define, and cascade leadership expectations. We also prioritize employee engagement and monitor it closely.
Human Resources is an accelerant of a company’s success, when done well. Oftentimes, HR functions are under-skilled, undervalued or under-utilized in organizations. When an HR function is strong and impactful, everyone wins.
What sets Janson Associates apart is our deep expertise in raising competence in all components of HR work including: employer branding, recruiting, talent planning, being a true HR business partner, talent management, learning & leadership development, and total rewards. Not only have we worked with highly effective HR organizations, so we know what good looks like, we have had tremendous success in helping HR organizations transform.