At Journey Partners, we have worked extensively with scaling organisations around what is commonly their most challenging issue – their talent. The nature of these organisations means that individuals are often given increased levels of responsibility, in a dynamic and fast paced environment, where flexibility is prized in both people and teams. For this reason, Journey Partners assist in the following ways:
Key Talent Introductions
We develop bespoke talent strategies, identifying your immediate and long-term needs and sourcing C-Level and senior management executives that will contribute to business success. Through detailed market mapping, we use both local and global networks to ensure that you have insight into the best talent.
Team and Leadership Creation and Development
Now, more than ever, it is vital to ensure that your people have the skills and abilities to make the step up to the next level. Traditional training programmes no longer suffice as they have been proven to be ineffective at building sustainable skills and lack the ability to engage staff in the learning process.
Journey Partners reimagine the leadership development process, working with you to develop the individuals that will bring your organisation to the next level. We do this by creating multifaceted programmes which bring the latest in leadership development thinking, grounded in research and driven by action-learning techniques.
These programmes are proven to engage and energise people, increase retention and put in place the elements for future success.
Innovation through your People
Capacity for innovation in organisations is only limited by their people. The most successful organisations are those in which the habits of innovation are embedded into the day-to-day working lives of team members. We work with our partners to design and execute programmes which assist leaders experientially develop the innovation skills to run tomorrow’s enterprise
Introductions to external Experts and Mentors
For organisations experiencing rapid change, sometimes the best solution is to seek the advice of someone who has experienced these issues before. Whether you need a technical expert for a new piece of technology, a professional to drive the digital transformation of the company, or someone who can give the appropriate client-side advice at a delicate time, we use our networks to find the right fit for you.
This includes board and C-level advisory panels, genuine specialist key opinion leaders that can help identify gaps in the market, suitable technologies, and ease of market access to improve your chance of success.
There is increasing evidence that corporate culture is an indicator of the success and failure of organisations. In fact, almost 70% of business leaders believe that culture provides the greatest source of competitive advantage.
For smaller organisations in pre- and early-growth phases, it is important to spend time identifying, implementing and measuring the type of culture you need to create in order build your brand, compete in your market and ensure successful engagement with employees, clients and customers.
For larger organisations, especially those who have gone through changes to either the internal or external environments, it is important to ensure that the culture which has been created is one which will bring you success in the future, not just the one that brought you successfully through the challenges of the past.
Journey Partners perform culture audits and assessment, culture reframing programmes and implementation strategies with targeted interventions.
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Diversity is key to success in today’s business environment. Innovation is born in diversity and multiple studies show that diversity is a strong enabler for financial success in organisations. Whether it be intercultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability, generational, mental health, socio-economic background, or even diversity of thought, we believe that the strongest organisations are those that create an environment of inclusion.
Journey Partners work with organisations to ensure they are creating an environment that allows diverse individuals and teams to thrive and achieve organisational goals.
Our approach consists of three key phases:
Assessment – We help you to blend, analyse and collect more qualitative and quantitative data to build the argument for change.
Planning – We assist you in developing a diversity strategic plan, gaining buy-in across the organisation, as well as setting KPI’s to measure yourself against over time.
Implementation – Moving towards a target of equity, we work our partners to provide guidance on communications strategies, policies, benchmarking, establishing diversity counsels and employee resource groups, establishing mentoring and reverse mentoring programmes, training and coaching to create an aligned approach to your diversity and inclusion efforts.