Technology And Innovation Management
If we’re being honest, you’ve had your doubts about management consulting. It seemed like an extraneous service for what could and should be accomplished among your own staff. But, increasingly, it’s becoming clear that an outside, or, at least, an objective, perspective could prove immensely valuable.
Think of a management consultant as you would a tailor. Experience and skill speak volumes, but they don’t describe the entire story, namely because we don’t provide a one-size-fits-all proposition for our clients. Sure, there are templates that help us establish our processes, but, ultimately, the execution of the services depend largely on the precise needs and goals of each client.
One facet of our portfolio that’s seen greater demand in recent months is our technology and innovation management. It’s common knowledge by now that tech’s dramatically and forever altered the ways we live and work. Yet, newly-established and long-standing companies alike are continuing to cling to archaic management archetypes. When everything is skewing toward agility, they’re planting themselves in the ground and refusing to budge.
We can restructure a company from the inside out, beginning with streamlined workflows and redefined roles. Implementing new software platforms will enable greater visibility and, in turn, a much faster responsiveness. Data-driven decision-making is also likely to heighten employees’ personal investments, once they become aware of their impacts on the overall outcome.
Straightforward as that may seem, it can be difficult to appreciate from within the culture. The management consultant’s purpose, then, is not so much to think outside the proverbial box but to see what’s been there, in some form, all along.
Worksite Ventures is an asset management and innovation consultancy that helps companies meet the ever-evolving demands of the new economy through a blend of branding, design, technology and commerce.