People

Our 2nd Focus Area

People

Do you have the right people doing the right things in your company? Or are there square pegs in round holes? Do people have the right attitude? Are they coachable? Are they happy and engaged? These questions and more are addressed during the People phase.

Here we evaluate ALL key people internally; as well as relationships surrounding the business. Investors and financiers, vendors, advisors (accountants, lawyers, consultants and coaches).

A business cannot grow profitably without the right people, internally and externally. It is simply all about the people.

Even customers. Are the customers prepared to pay the right price for the company’s products and services?

We play a sleeves-up role in moving people on and sourcing and hiring the best replacements. In fact, in a recent assignment, we sourced the best product designer in the industry and recruited him into the business. We had identified this role as pivotal to the company’s turnaround and growth thereafter, and acted accordingly.

We also deploy a set of tools that includes, job scorecards for key managers as well as delegating process and function accountabilities. Other tools we deploy include Leaderboards ranking individuals on performance. Everyone is accountable from the top to bottom. Even deCONSTANTIN has a job scorecard for the project.

All employees will have a clear line of sight to their goals and the company’s goals. The top team will have the tools to recognise and reward top performers; which fosters engagement and retention of the high performers.

The business may have to pay people more, but end up hiring fewer people.