Case Study: Multi-year Organizational Change Initiative
Four-year organization-wide change initiative with a Department of Defense agency. Deborah Reidy was a team member with four other consultants. The purposes included leadership advancement, supporting a high visibility change initiative, and strengthening communication, collaboration and teamwork.
Leadership Coaching: Worked with 150 individual leaders to prepare them to lead at the next level, focusing on collaboration, teamwork, communication, problem-solving and decision-making.
Leader as Coach Program: Delivered 5-day workshop for carefully selected participants to enhance their ability to be a coach-like leader. Ms. Reidy co-facilitated all 6 programs, in which nearly 200 mid-level and senior leaders participated.
Team Alignment: Worked with key teams to achieve greater business results through alignment on mission, strategies, initiatives, roles and goals. 15 team alignment sessions held.
Integration of Learning: Throughout the initiative, the consultant team regularly shared and reflected on common themes that emerged in our work with the client. This assured a unified and coherent effort and ongoing collaboration among consultants and the client. Success was evaluated on several levels: individual, team and organization. We developed a customized pamphlet of initiative-wide concepts and tools for the client upon completion.
- Developed organizational leaders who could provide clear direction, navigate emotionally charged conversations, and build workforce capacity (from 2014 evaluation)
- Supported a large change initiative by helping to create a culture of collaboration, accountability and respect
- Facilitated creation of a network of support within the organization