Manufacturer of automobile components
The situation: This innovative firm had achieved admirable profits and market share by being highly specialized and entrepreneurial. Its executive team realized, however, that the organization’s success was too tightly linked to the ups and downs of the auto industry. The CEO understood that the firm’s future depended on finding new markets and applications for their core product, but that his highly technical executive team needed help in getting started down new avenues.
The approach: A team of BlessingWhite consultants conducted a High-Performance Culture Scan, which included employee surveys, focus groups and interviews, to identify the strengths and weaknesses at play in this client’s North American and European locations. Our consultants then worked with the firm’s executive team to establish a fresh organizational mission, long-term strategy and operating principles (core values) to lead the firm forward. With our help, the senior team crafted specific communication plans and follow-up action steps to address the findings of the Culture Scan and to ensure that the entire organization was aligned and able to execute on its new direction. One-on-one executive coaching engagements (using our High-Performance Leadership Assessment) helped ensure that the senior leaders were able to work more effectively with each other and engage employees at all levels in their departments.
The results: The company has weathered market ups and downs and remained viable in a challenging environment. The senior team continues to work more effectively together and drive the culture changes necessary for continued success.