The Connectives favours a partnership approach. We work with clients on the design, construction and implementation of suitable activities. We develop a deep understanding of your organisation or business so that we can align action with your priorities.
We appoint an executive sponsor for projects to support the lead consultant and the client. In many projects we establish a small steering group to represent stakeholder interests. In this way there is a shared vision and direction for the assignment, agreed performance outcomes and a group to monitor progress and guide evaluation.
Sometimes – things are simple so that’s just how we keep it!
Other times, bigger programmes of work benefit from a systematic approach. When this is the case, typically we do this in stages to suit the client:
Mobilise and plan to specify the goals, scope, deliverables, dependencies, risks and milestones for the assignment.
Discovery to engage people in describing how things are now and how they could be. We jointly analyse and interpret data to reveal shared insights.
Co-create – to design and build solutions together using the wisdom of internal and external talent.
Implement – we can be as hands on/off as you prefer. Our preference is always to build your capacity and to transfer knowledge, skills and tools – not to create dependency.
Evaluate and handover. Reviewing targets, measuring outcomes, setting new goals and ensuring the benefits stick.
The Connectives is committed to delivering value that can be measured – in terms of impact on people, profit and on the environment.
We believe sustainable commercial success goes hand-in-hand with positive social and environmental outcomes and that social endeavours need to develop sustainable finance in order to be brave and independent.
We help our clients to increase productivity and ultimately profits – recognising ‘responsible capitalism’ drives ‘triple bottom line’ performance.
We work with our clients to identify possibilities, seize opportunities, and develop better ways of working. We support clients to implement and embed new practices.
We do this because we know there is latent potential, energy and goodwill in people, communities, organisations and businesses that can be channelled into great services or beneficial products.
We believe that people, time, money and the environment are important resources to be used wisely. Our fair consultancy rate reflects:
A high calibre team of consultants
Efficient and effective methods that won’t dilute outcomes
A willingness to accommodate constraints by adapting or rethinking
High quality results and added value
Investment of profits to create social and economic justice