Transformation Consulting Group
- Organizational Development & Planning
- Specialized Consultants
Care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.
We are in the business transformation business. We don’t do hit-and-run consulting; we view strategic planning as a process, not an event. What we do is partner with business leaders to guide them through a comprehensive and systematic process that defines the strategic scope and trajectory of the business. We don’t stop there. We work with the team to help them navigate the changes necessary to accomplish strategic objectives—changes in culture, structure, processes, staffing and systems. We offer a turnkey approach to a range of interrelated issues: ownership, leadership, management, strategic, operational and organizational. We are strategy development experts with unparalleled facilitation skills, not meeting facilitators who do strategic planning.
We have over 30 years of experience working with established, privately-held, mid-sized companies, in the Madison and Milwaukee area—and throughout the Midwest. Our business focuses exclusively on the process of strategic planning and related organizational transformation disciplines. We are expert facilitators of group dynamics with an ability to help clients translate shared vision into practical action. Our human relations sensitivity and skills enhance leadership growth and development, while strengthening teamwork.
We typically engage in an in-depth needs assessment with the Owner/CEO—and others—to assure conceptual alignment on the scope of work and objectives—and to evaluate the potential for an effective collaboration.
Strategic Agility: New Thoughtware for Strategic Planning
The business landscape is shifting rapidly. The pace is accelerating. It is a time of instability and uncertainty but also a time of extraordinary opportunity. Market leaders in the New Economy will be those firms that have cultivated Strategic Agility.
A strategically agile company is focused, fast and flexible. It is resilient and responsive. It is innovative and inspired. A strategically agile organization operates like a well-oiled machine, all parts working in synchronicity. Strategic Agility is generated through the combination of three organizational competencies:
- Strategic Sensing: the ability to recognize, anticipate...and quickly respond to changing market conditions proactively and reactively.
- Organizational Fitness: the strength, speed, flexibility and resilience needed to succeed in an increasingly turbulent market and competitive business environment.
- Shared Accountability: engagement, commitment and alignment of organizational behavior to accomplish common objectives.
The challenges of a dynamic business environment demand a team-based, integrated approach to Strategic Planning which focuses business leaders on the development of these competencies.
Organizations operate by nature as interdependent systems—with shared responsibility for outcomes.
Without collaborative leadership and team synergy, the system cannot achieve the confident speed and resource optimization needed to compete in an increasingly demanding and volatile business environment. The organization can only go as fast “as we can all go together”.
Not all executive leadership teams are teams. Many are simply collections of independent-minded individuals whose primary allegiance is to their own units and objectives. A senior team capable of routinely “firing on all cylinders”, is a rare phenomenon.
One of the CEO’s primary responsibilities is the establishment of conditions that foster and reinforce collaborative leadership, so that the executive team can work on the enterprise together and build business velocity, both strategically and operationally.
At Transformation Consulting Group we not only understand strategy; we are experts in leadership, team and organizational development. We know how to help CEOs and Executive Teams...
• Develop scalable business models and targeted growth strategies
• Enhance organizational collaboration
• Improve operational effectiveness
- Strategic Agility Planning
- Organizational Transformation and Alignment
- Family Business Consultation and Planning
- Shareholder Planning
- Board Effectiveness in Family Owned or Privately Held Businesses
- Leadership and Team Development
In-Depth Expertise and Experience
In every aspect of our consulting work we employ a collaborative process, which builds engagement and ownership and creates alignment and momentum. Our stage-step approach is thoughtful, disciplined and time-tested.
Breadth of Experience
Private sector strategic planning clients have included manufacturing, retail, service and distribution businesses; companies large and small, publicly owned and privately held. We offer specialized approaches to the unique needs of multi-generational, family owned and operated businesses and have worked with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generation enterprises.
- Auto Dealer
- Bath Fixtures
- Biotech/Life Sciences
- Building/Construction Products
- Business Forms & Supplies
- Business Interiors
- Contract Manufacturing
- Dairy Products
- Direct Marketing
- Electronic Controls
- Embedded Computing
- Engineering Consulting/Design
- Fabric and Crafts
- Food Products
- Food Service Products
- Gift, Commemorative Products
- Graphic Arts
- Hardware Products
- Health Care/Medical
- Home Decor
- Industrial Laundry
- Legal Services
- Lighting-Indoor and Outdoor
- Machine Tool
- Marketing & Promotional Products
- Media: Newspaper, TV, Magazine
- Metal Fabrication/Metal Working
- Paper Converting
- Paper Production
- Pest Control
- Private Equity/Venture Capital
- Promotional Products
- Real Estate Development
- Recreational Sports
- Rubber and Urethane Molding
- Safety Products
- Sporting Goods
- Store Fixtures
- Tool & Die
- Transportation: Rail, Trucking
- Trust & Investment Services
- Turf Equipment
- Underground Construction
- Warehousing, Logistics
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Water Conditioning