Successful organizations embrace change and manage it assertively, aligning organizational decisions with changing business requirements. Whatever the business challenge, consideration of the impact on talent and the organization is critical. Managing leadership transitions, designing succession strategy, harmonizing roles and accountabilities or optimizing performance management systems-these are essential elements of business transformation to achieve targeted business objectives.
The work of Jackson Hole Group’s Organizational Advising practice gets clients focused on the long run and equipped to successfully manage organizational change. Members of the practice bring deep and pragmatic experience to their work with boards and executive teams. JHG’s senior advisors have assisted boards and executive teams achieve more effective collaboration within management teams, design and implement talent strategies and provide objective guidance to enhance board effectiveness.
Case in point: Jackson Hole was asked to collaborate with a board in developing and implementing a long-term talent strategy and capability building. The engagement was conceived as a ten-year collaboration that involved planning for two successive CEO transitions. It led to the restructuring of the entire management team and an ongoing commitment to succession planning/talent development that is nurturing internal candidates for senior positions. Central to the success of the engagement was Jackson Hole’s knowledge of the client’s talent base. That has been the foundation of problem solving on leadership issues, assistance with the relationship between management and the board, coaching of individual executives and, finally, an executive team populated with a broader base of talent.
Client testimonial: “Working with the Jackson Hole Group instilled talent management and leadership development as a strategic capability at our company.” – K.M.