Izwe Consulting Services

We have over fifteen years’ experience in creating and implementing solutions which drive strategy realisation through Change Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Coaching and Mentoring as well as Project Management. We help organization navigate through change by focusing on culture, engagement and leadership.

Our technical consultancy focus is on:

Change Management

Our Change Management Consulting delivers value by helping the people within an organisation to navigate the processes required to achieve the organisations strategic vision and mission. We offer practical consulting that delivers fast, sustained, and measurable results.

The current business climate is such that businesses are looking to do things differently in order to survive and thrive. International research indicates that more than 80% of all initiatives in organisations fail to deliver against defined objectives due to the absence of business ownership and buy-in. Successful Change requires more than a new process, technology or policy, it requires the engagement and participation of the people involved.

Our Change Management Consultancy includes:

  • Change Management Assessment and Planning, including:
    • Change Impact Analysis
    • Cultural Assessments
    • Change Readiness Assessments
  • Stakeholder Identification and Alignment Analysis
  • Communication Strategy Creation and Management
  • Consultation Facilitation
  • Capacity and Competency Development including:
    • Training Needs Analysis
    • Training Design, Development and Delivery
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Development including:
    • Job Profiling
    • Job Design
    • Talent Management
    • Competency Development
    • Reward and Recognition

Project Management

We offer a full spectrum of Project Management consulting services (calling on both Prince2™ and Agile methodologies).

Our services include:

  • Business Feasibility Studies
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Initiation Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Checkpoint Meeting Facilitation
  • Budgeting

Leadership Development

Our Leadership Development offering is aligned to the Strategic Triangle all our expertise is built around. As such we offer three core areas of development for leaders:

  • Strategic Leadership Development
  • Operational Leadership Development focused on creating energy and driving behaviours
  • Team Leadership Development focused on tasks, teams and individuals

In addition we carry out a range of management skills training programmes and workshops which include:

  • Inspirational Leadership thorugh Emotional Intelligence
  • Change Management
  • Communication Strategies
  • Handling Conflict
  • Coaching Skills

Performance Management

Definition: ‘a process which contributes to the effective management of individuals and teams in order to achieve high levels of organisational performance.’ Armstrong and Baron Fully realised, performance management is a holistic process, bringing together many of the elements which go to make up the successful practice of people management, including in particular learning and development.

At Izwe Consulting we aim to create performance management processes which incorporate:

  • Performance improvement – throughout the organisation, for
  • individual, team and organisational effectiveness
  • Development – unless there is continuous development of
  • individuals and teams, performance will not improve
  • Managing behaviour – ensuring that individuals are encouraged
  • to behave in a way that allows and fosters better working relationships

Some of our Performance Management Tools include:

  • Competency Frameworks
  • Appraisal Processes
  • Training and Development Plans
  • Career Progression Plans
  • Coaching
  • Reward Structures
  • 180º and 360º Feedback

Talent Management

Talent management is often described as a future-focused activity, encompassing the identification, development, engagement and deployment of ‘talent’, with organisations using it to develop their workforce to meet the strategic needs of the organisations.

It has been estimated that the cost of turnover of an employee is approximately 2½ times that employees’ annual salary. This combined with the huge skills gaps in the market place make it ever more important for organisations to develop and retain a strong talent pool.

Making use of surveys such as employee satisfaction and exit interviews we can assist you in creating retention strategies which might include:

  • Succession Planning
  • Career Progression Plans
  • Reward and Remuneration Systems
  • Development Plans

Strategic Facilitation

A good business strategy, one which is likely to succeed, is informed by people factors. In the majority of organisations people are now the biggest asset. Their knowledge, skills and abilities have to be deployed and used to the maximum effect if the organisation is to create value.

We assist our clients with their strategic planning and review through facilitating workshops including clarifying the organisations’:

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Values
  • Culture

In addition we can assist you with:

  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Change Management Programmes

“Values are the stars your organisation steers by” – John Adair