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Finding the right business transformation partner

6 questions that will help you find the right business transformation partner  People make change happen. Or more importantly, the right people.  One of the barriers to starting a business transformation can be the associated risk.  And the first risk, is choosing the wrong people to help you make it happen.  For some clients we’re…

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Whitepaper

Is methodology key to digital transformation?

8 steps to transformation success Organisations are sometimes faced with the challenge of how to find clarity from seeming chaos within their operating model, including their business processes, organisation, IT and data and their inter-relationships. Working through the complexity of all these elements and providing a clear vision for optimum design for the future requires…

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Case Study

GlaxoSmithKline – Merger Integration

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When SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome merged, to create the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, an extensive integration programme was kicked off. i-Realise initially worked with SmithKline Beecham to help with merger preparations, after which the relationship continued with the new entity, both during integration and for several years post-merger. Approach We ensured that…

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Guide

De-risking post-acquisition integration

Acquisitions are often seen as an essential element in companies’ growth strategies. Larger organisations will build a capability to search for, assess and negotiate successful acquisitions. However, integration is often left to employees to add to their day jobs. There are many studies available that show 50%-65% of acquisitions fail to deliver the expected value.…

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Case Study

The Met Office – Process modelling and maturity mapping as the foundation for operating model transformation

Background With more than 3,000 forecasts delivered every day, powered by cutting-edge technology and world-leading science, the Met Office has a wide and complex process landscape. They needed to fully ‘map’ those processes in preparation for an external ISO 9001 audit, and then understand whether their current processes were mature enough to support a re-organsation…

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Expert Series Post

Overcoming resistance to change

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They say people don’t like change. If you think about it that’s not entirely true – as individuals we move house, change jobs, even change our hairstyles. But when it comes to organisational change and business transformation, overcoming resistance to change can feel like the hardest part of the journey for everyone involved. In this…

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Expert Series Post
Expert Series Post

Engagement and communication to manage change

Communication and stakeholder engagement represent just one pillar of a robust change management programme, but without handling them effectively, change success is almost impossible to achieve. But what makes them effective? There are a number of key elements, and in this expert series, we focus on one that is often missed or ignored – why…

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Case Study

B&Q – Central Business Effectiveness (CBE) Programme

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Background B&Q were at critical mass with the number of initiatives within their Central Business Effectiveness (CBE) Programme. Their tactical approach to business change and improvement, combined with the number of ‘stand-alone’ projects that were struggling for sponsorship, management ‘bandwidth’, competent team members and discrete budgetary allocation meant they were becoming overloaded. i-Realise were engaged…

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Case Study

Carpetright – Warehouse operations review to enable strategic growth, productivity and improved efficiencies

Carpetright engaged i-Realise to review the state of their current warehouse operations. Background The objective of this initial piece of work was to remove the risk posed by tacit knowledge and to form the basis for future continuous improvement work by mapping As Is processes end to end. Following on from this, Carpetright asked i-Realise…

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Case Study

DHL – Updating an ageing payroll system

The payroll system for any organisation is business critical, but not necessarily viewed as a high priority. Often outsourced, there may not be the expertise in-house when it comes to updating an ageing payroll system, or it may be viewed simply as an IT project. Background DHL has nearly 50,000 employees operating out of over…

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Expert Series Post

Embedding change: give your staff a good change experience

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Organisations, and the people within them, make change for a host of very good reasons – a better customer experience, increased revenue, more rewarding roles or improved profitability. They often invest a lot of money and then focus solely on making it happen; leaving how to make the change stick until far too late. In…

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