Our vendor agnostic advisory and consulting services help you filter out the fluff and technology product red herrings to find ways to cost effectively drive business performance in your company, and to help you make difficult decisions about foundational areas such as legacy systems, corporate culture and HR strategies.
Many companies are now beginning or are on the journey to make sense of the rapidly changing dynamics between people in our digitally ever more connected world, and most of us are aware of failures and unexpected roadblocks.
Fuzzy focus word meanings like ‘Social’, ‘Cloud’, ‘Disruption’, ‘Transformation’ and so on can be dangerously misconstrued in the group dynamics between different areas of companies – IT, Lines of Business, HR, C Suite planning – resulting in failed initiatives and poor understanding of direction.
Our services help executives bring into sharp focus viable, goal oriented ways forward which can be used to inform and leverage subsequent decisions around execution of strategy through digital tools and implementation and integrations. Forward planning invariably saves a lot of money further down the line by aligning clarity of purpose and intention with pragmatic, experienced insight into what it will take to succeed.
What Problems Do You Need To Solve?
We know the ways we digitally interact, network and communicate with each other both individually and collectively are evolving rapidly, but making sense of how to profit from this while becoming more competitive and efficient is a huge open ended challenge.
The spotlight is on executives and staff tasked with exploring and manifesting results in a world currently full of hype and groupthink where business fashions change from week to week. This tightrope walk can be a lonely place as the clock ticks and efforts are made to find viable ways forward.
Oliver Marks and Associates has many years experience aligning business objectives with practical ways forward that will achieve them, bringing to bear deep knowledge of effective strategies, striping out complexities and bringing to bear deep knowledge of all the major technology player roadmaps.
We are widely considered a trusted pair of hands who have behaved honorably in the best interests of our clients and are proud of the results of our past work with clients. (Further information and references available on request).
• Executive coaching
• Executive Innovation Brainstorming
• Team Workshops
• Vendor Evaluations
• Objective Discovery Sessions
• Strategic Roadmap Design
• IT Consulting
• Internal Marketing Communication of Goals, Use Models, Governance & Compliance clarity
• Group Sessions
• Strategic Discovery
• Innovation Brainstorming
• Internal politics mediation and resolution to help connect different parts of the organization
• Identifying value
Strategy Roadmap engagements
– Delivery defined by business goals and problems to be solved
– Strategic roadmap project management, execution/oversight
HR Strategic consulting
• Cultural shift planning, execution aligned with technology roll out
IT Strategic Consulting
• Balancing the needs of Lines of Business with existing technologies, security, governance and regulatory requirements
Designed packages with elements of the above
• One on one and group coaching, thought leadership
• Group and Individual Telephone consultations
• Onsite engagements, typically at headquarter
• Innovation and strategic planning retreats
• Discovery design, capture across global entities
• Vendor evaluation and selection