The technology department in particular had gone through a change in leadership. The leaders saw this as an opportunity to reshape culture, develop a new identity and drive impact throughout the rest of the organization.
Leaders in the department recognized the importance of strategic thinking and the planning process, but were not impressed by their experience in working through the traditional strategic planning approach offered by most experts in the field.
Bravium worked with the company to outline a 4-year plan to help them reshape their business planning process, transform culture, and empower their team through intentional communication.
The plan was built so that the benefits would compound, year after year. Each year, the focus changed slightly to move from foundation to results.
The approach instituted a language around “Ways We Win” – a catch phrase that helped encompass a focus on the right things, for the right reasons, with the right people.
Through this process, specific outcomes that Bravium helped with included:
Develop a set of cultural pillars to guide conversations, strategies, and internal buy-in.
Identify capabilities of their people
Improve dialogue between leaders and influencers
Design five areas of key insights
Plan and host an annual employee meeting
Design an action plan to improve employee engagement
The deliverables included a number of modalities including workshops, surveys, interviews, in person events, and more.
The company is still working with Bravium on the last part of the 4-year process, but the tangible and intangible results have been compounding since day one.
When surveyed, leaders cited a 23% increase in the team living and adopting the culture pillars, and influencers also cited a 30% increase, leaving a tangible impact in the organization. Leaders also note that this process has fundamentally shifted the foundation and culture of the company, which can be seen in the way people come to work each day.
This is expressed in higher level transformations, such as:
- Being more intentional about the initiatives they take on inside the company.
- Having a framework for measuring the value of opportunities.
- Clarity on the message of what they do and HOW they do it.
Executives are ecstatic to have a strategy partner that keeps them accountable and helps them follow through on what they want to accomplish.
As a result of working with Bravium, the organization is moving toward a more mature structure, with indicators such as:
- Doing only the work that drives results
- Making it easier to make progress
- Reshaping and restructuring their entire department