Leveraging capabilities to create scalable business opportunities

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Ambitious businesses looking to scale across multiple product lines, or through a Mergers and Acquisition strategy, often hit the same obstacle. How do you remove duplicate or overlapping processes, products, roles, applications or data whilst maintaining growth momentum in each product or business line? In this, our next Expert Series, Associate Consultant Henry McNeill explains…

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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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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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Using simulation to predict and prioritise change benefits

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The way that we all live and work changed incredibly during 2020. Many industries were turned upside down and as we emerge from the pandemic, how customers and employees are prepared to engage with you is different. For many businesses, the longer-term financial position, and headcount planning, has become much harder to predict. So that…

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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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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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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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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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On demand webinar: Successful Change with RPA

How can Robotic Process Automation form an integral part of your change process – boosting productivity, saving money and completing tasks quickly and accurately. Join Andrew Woessner, CEO at R-Path Automation, and Simon Puryer, Managing Director at i-Realise, to learn about the basics of RPA, how RPA fits into a wider change methodology, and how…

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The challenges of compliance-led change

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New or updated legislation drives a lot of business change. It’s easy to see legislative change as a necessary evil – the cost to comply in time to avoid penalties. And yet, sometimes new legislation can open up opportunities for new products and services or to improve the customer, stakeholder and employee experience. In this…

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Managing successful M&A programmes

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Mergers and Acquisitions can lead to significant and sometimes highly sensitive change programmes that involve more than one organisation and sometimes very different cultures. In this, the next in our Expert Series, we discuss why both the deal rationale and the right type of due diligence are the building blocks for a successful post acquisition…

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As-Is & To-Be for large scale business transformation

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When a business is looking to change their commercial focus, it usually involves a new operating model and a degree of structural re-organisation. In this, the next in our Expert Series, we look at how the As-Is and To-Be approach will guide you, and why it’s important to get the org structure confirmed and agreed…

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