Executing strategy - globally
Following a thorough and costly process to develop and communicate a strategy for sustained business success; things are not always going exactly according to plan.
Oftentimes, the way out of this dead-end is increased employee engagement as well as a strengthened performance culture and execution capabilities. Mannaz can help you make that happen. We enable real achievement, for company and individuals.
Our solutions are based on learning by doing. We work through tasks and activities related to your current situation and the challenges facing both your organisation and the individuals who are part of the programme. Our approach secures real improvements in business execution and leadership skills, and performance improvements are part of the solution.
Working with Mannaz you will experience immediate improvements in performance. The pre-defined metrics to document the results are just an added bonus.
Strategy implementation hinges on succeeding with the multitude of projects that bring the strategy plan to life. In this way business execution equals successful project execution.
In a nutshell, our corporate and project leadership development:
- Have impact beyond the individual participant
- Change leadership behaviour
- Involve team members and management to create momentum
- Improve business execution
Embedding new leadership behaviours
Embedding new leadership behaviour infuses the organisation with new energy, clarity and momentum, stimulating enhanced execution and facilitating HR-challenges such as talent management and succession planning.
In our experience, expedient and effective execution of strategies takes high calibre leadership. Using leadership development as a vehicle for executing the business strategies supports up-grade of leaders simultaneously with the execution the business strategies. The two-in-one process saves time and resources.
Changing leadership behaviours is also about changing culture. Often from one of command and control to one of motivation and inspiration; embedding a culture that stimulates engagement and action through delegation.
A Mannaz learning solution makes leaders capable of implementing vision and strategies effectively with their team, as well as mastering business performance through attracting, retaining and motivating their staff.
We support and encourage leaders to find and use their full potential, to know and use new ideas on corporate strategy, motivation, leadership among others. Through coaching participants are supported in a process of self-discovery to find their inherent strengths and development potential. Individuals move from knowing to doing, and from thinking to acting.
Our solutions are designed to improve individual performance as well as to engage the broader organisation as participants. As the development solution runs its course, participants collaborate with their team, manager and peers to create actual change based on actual challenges. This re-news excitement and commitment to strategy and strengthens bonds across the organisation.
Making people grow
Reach, change and speed are defining characteristics of business today. They demand leaders and teams that are global, confident and self-managing – in action as well as attitude.
A talent management system is an effective way to optimise the performance of each employee and thus the organisation as a whole. However, according to our research, only 5 per cent of organisations say they have a clear talent management strategy today.
It is not difficult to find a tool box or books to read on talent management or modern leadership attitudes. The hard part is actually developing the attitude which allows the manager to leave the security of the office and a day full of managing tasks and controlling things, to become instead the leader, who leaves the office to engage people inside and outside the organisation.
This change revolves around competencies such as communication, openness, failure-tolerance, risk-taking, influencing, listening, questioning, conflict management, assertiveness, self-confidence and resilience, which can be developed through carefully designed and facilitated development experiences.
After one of our co-created learning solutions your organisation will be better armed for the battle over people, brand, attention and market shares.
A Mannaz solution will develop the competencies that move individuals and organisations from knowledge to action so that they can thrive in the fast-changing business environment of today. This could be managing the new generations to ensure the right leaders at the right time, or developing a global mind set across an organisation or about finding talent in possession of the qualities necessary to implement a corporate strategy. The opportunities and needs are limitless – Mannaz is perfectly positioned to support you in your journey.
Supporting sustainable growth
Leadership drives business results. In a study of 1,300 publicly traded companies it was found, that those with the best leadership development practices outperformed those with the least by 44% in total shareholder return over a 10 year period (Chief Executive Magazine, November/December 2010). Other research has demonstrated that companies with high investments in improving leadership practices and learning capacity significantly outperform those with lower focus.
The leadership mindset and performance infused into the organisation through a Mannaz solution enables not only successful business execution but also the mobilisation of talent, technology, capital and innovation from across the globe.
In any of our programs, we measure both the individual learning impact – knowledge and behaviour – as well as measure business impact KPIs designed in collaboration with the client. Examples include project margins, faster business execution and time to market or as an organisations ability to work across boundaries – geographical and professional.
Accelerating business execution
By working with both national and international companies Mannaz have experienced that companies often are facing major write-downs on projects, meaning that the expected profit and benefits from the projects were much higher than what was actually achieved. We also often see clients having crucial projects delayed with consequence of missing the right time to market leading to a dramatically different benefit calculation and budget over runs. These are increasing issues that need to be tackled.
We believe that in today’s ever changing environment improving the project execution skills goes hand in hand with improving the business execution and hence the organisations results. One of the key decisive factors is the organisations capability to execute projects and business – being able to deliver!
Improving project and business execution skills must be based on learning by doing. That is why we work through tasks and activities related to the current situation and challenges facing your organisation and the individuals who are part of the programme. In this way, performance improvements occur as part of the solution.