“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi
The ability to maximise social impact is reliant on strong and fit for purpose organisations.
Culture, Strategy, Teamwork and Structure all work together to determine how effective the impact your organisation is.
The Direct Impact Group will work with you and your team to understand how ready you are to affect the change you want.
Our extensive review process will identify how the interplay between culture, strategy and practice affect your ability to maximise social impact.
The development of organisational vision, values and strategies has long been a domain of careful deliberation based on a maximum amount of information. A multi-stakeholder process, designed to provide in-depth analysis and different perspectives to make balanced choices about the nature and direction of an organisation, it’s vision and values.
In a dynamic environment with increasing speed, growing scope and declining predictability of change, this old model no longer fits volatile, complex and uncertain times. In such disruptive marketplaces, the value of traditional strategy is diminishing. Consequences are that vision, values and strategy become easily outdated, too vague and not relevant enough to lead the organisation into the future.
With our agile approach to vision, values and strategy, we facilitate a transformative process for your team, rather than a lengthy and static exercise, focussing on a framework of key decisions, which serve as the north star for all activities.
Change is a human response. Organisational change is driven by the ability of the people in the organisation to embrace change. Identifying the underlying culture traits that drive your organisation, understanding how these impact on the ability to implement your strategy and mapping the culture change needed to develop a future ready organisation will provide the foundation that maximised social impact can be built on.
Using an assessment approach designed specifically around maximising social impact, our culture assessment framework identifies what the embedded culture of your organisation is, what might need to change to enable your organisation to embrace change and what your people will need to take them with you.
Genius is in the idea. Impact, however, comes from action. Hence, strategy implementation is THE hot topic for executives in any kind of organisation. Looking at the results, this conclusion comes as no surprise: It’s estimated that more than 60% of strategies are not successfully implemented.
Over the years we have field tested a portfolio of strategy implementation and change management services to support you on the transformation of your strategy into blockbuster results. We facilitate the development of realistic and comprehensive implementation programmes addressing the hearts and minds of your team and ensuring that your strategy becomes a rally cry across the organisation!
The quality of leadership will define an organisation. Investing in your leadership ensures that they can grow and develop the social impact you seek.
Like any peak performer, leaders in social impact organisations need ongoing support. Fronted by people who have led social impact organisations, our coaching, training and skill development facilitation will ensure your leaders are continually challenged to look for improvement opportunities and focused on what will maximise impact today and in the future.
The role of Governance has changed significantly. Maintaining the balance between ensuring the wellbeing of the organisation today and charting a path for the future requires a clear understanding of the role and function of the Board. Ongoing development of Board members and continual assessment of Board composition to keep the skills relevant for the times and ensure legitimacy.
Working with your Board, we can review policies and practices and develop a Governance model that will support the organisation with effective Governance level leadership.
Organisations which seek social impact need to do this credibly and effectively. They have to live what they demand from others. Accountability means, being transparent on what the organisation is, what it commits to doing and the progress it has achieved. This includes using power responsibly and demonstrating engagement with key stakeholders in meaningful dialogue to enable continuous improvement.
With our accountability framework, we provide a 360o health check, testing your organisation with a system view and providing benchmarks and best practice from across the sector. Our accountability development plans prioritise areas of improvement and coordinate the change needed.