The world of learning and development continues to change at warp speed. We have moved from a classic classroom setting to blended learning, social learning and human network learning. These transformative stages each have their own unique characteristics and attributes. Adding to this transformation model the complexity of demographics in both customers and employees, it becomes increasingly challenging to human capital management to optimize employee engagement and output. NueBridge helps clients understand where they are in the journey of transformation, whether they should evolve sequentially or leap across to be ahead of the wave, informing the design and development of a strategy, the execution of which delivers against the desired outcomes.
There is a fundamental set of differences between a vendor relationship and a partner relationship, each with its own unique combination of qualities, behaviors and outcomes. A vendor relationship is founded on a 1:1 scenario where it is the matching of "our" interest and "your" interest. A partner relationship is founded on a 1:1 scenario where it is the identification of a common interest and mutual subordination to that interest. These are two very different sets of relationships with their own unique requirements and environments to meet distinct business needs. NueBridge helps clients determine the selection of which relationship is most suited for the business interest, and where the client chooses the partnership route, it collaborates to identify who will be the most suitable and create the environment, conditions and processes that help the client optimize the partnership and become the benchmark for partner relationships.
Many early-stage companies experience periods in which the promising goals they set out to achieve appear to be in jeopardy. A company’s managers, investors and board, constrained by limited resources, partial information and competing demands, can be challenged to find the best solutions. The NueBridge Emerging Companies Practice is purpose-built to meet the particular needs and inherent complexities of early-stage companies. As consultants to, as well as founders, executives and investors of, early-stage companies, we are uniquely qualified to assist our clients find the best path to value. We offer management teams a fresh perspective and added capabilities and assist investors and board members to make the best decisions to maximize value.
NueBridge is comprised of Advisors who have been senior and c-suite operating executives as well as serial entrepreneurs from numerous industries around the world. Their knowledge, experience and expertise, combined with being a part of a values based organization, makes them uniquely qualified to support the clients' goals and objectives. They are able to engage with client organizations as Board members, Interim executives and leaders, or be part of an advisory council. We are also in a position to lead the professionalization of the company, enterprise transformation and preparedness for exit, from IPO to PE or strategic acquisition.
Innovation is a critical factor in the success of any organization. It can be the genesis of transformation and change in a given context with implications for various dimensions of business, i.e. human, product, process, culture, or otherwise. Innovation is not just the privy of a select or central group or department within the organization. Having an effective innovation platform is of course important. It can be centralized and robust feeding into the various functions or LOBs. It can be central in design but decentral in application. There's also a need for fast track innovation that is agile in nature. And of course there's social innovation that is born organically within the construct of human intelligence networks of the organization. NueBridge can help clients determine the most effective innovation platform, or combinations of, how to best design and deploy it, ensure there's alignment and integration within the organization and help the client push boundaries and own the market or leadership position of a given industry.
The most common denominator in all things is the person. It is a person who makes decisions, designs products, builds machines that manufacture, manages the robots designed by a person engineered by a person which line the plant; it is a person that manages processes, assigns resources and determines priorities. This is why the most important asset of the organization is the person. As such, reducing the time to ROS and increasing ROS over time is an imperative in organizational performance. NueBridge helps clients in design and deployment of a human capital program at a very practical level to increase the impact of onboarding on job performance, improve learning and retention of training, increase on-the-job change in behavior and expand the application of learnings through robust reinforcement.
Consulting and solution partners are a great resource for getting answers to difficult questions in a short period of time. Many employ standard methodologies and capabilities. While they have many common elements in their work, they have become known for specific specialties. One is more prominent in strategy, another in process improvement, technology, etc. There are also boutique consulting firms with deep domain expertise such as digital transformation, social marketing, etc. Often personal relationships and experience play a role in deciding which partner to choose. A centralized procurement department can make the selection process easy or cumbersome. Sometimes clients are very pleased and sometimes they are not. All considered, it is difficult to find a non-partisan, independent, conflict-free management of a consulting assignment. NueBridge can help clients manage the end-to-end process from partner selection to engagement completion. It is uniquely positioned to accomplish this based on a combined experience of senior advisors in both management consulting and corporate executive roles.
NueBridge advisors have led numerous large-scale change initiatives across industries and global footprints. Whether it is sales transformation, systems integration or process improvement, rarely are change initiatives restricted to one function or department. Change in one department or function often has implications, less or more, in other departments. Further, the typical, siloed approach to change across the organization does not yield the greatest impact because different departments can engage different consultants on the same change initiative. In fact, this is why the C-Suite is often disappointed in the results of change initiatives: there isn't enough cross-functional engagement nor is there enough collaboration amongst consulting partners. NueBridge is able to fulfill the role of Independent General Contractor, avoid conflict of interest, truly represent the interest of the client, marshall the resources from best-in-class companies, align the various partners on the same initiative and use robust tools to manage large scale transformation towards successful conclusion.