People and Change
Empower people to be your differentiator
In the face of a volatile economic climate, global competition and constant change, companies are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. The companies that thrive understand that great talent is essential to success.
North Highland believes that businesses made up of people with the right blend of capabilities and conviction can do amazing things. Let us help you perfect your organization, stimulate talent potential and inspire change.
How We Help
Organizational Change Management
Change is the new normal, but unfortunately, so is the failure of most change initiatives. So why take the same old approach? We help demystify how to make change happen on the ground, applying logic and creativity. Whatever the nature of your change initiative, we can help you inspire change, engage your people, and accelerate business results.
Organizational Strategy and Design
It’s critical that leaders adapt organizational models to keep pace with the speed of innovation and operations. We help clients design an organizational structure that drives business strategy through organizational structure and strategy design, competency definitions, operating processes, and job and career frameworks.
Cultural change requires intentionality and vision. We believe that this change starts by understanding the current climate including both spoken and unspoken perceptions, and continuing to build against a set of six cultural levers: vision, values, behaviors, language, systems, and recognition.
Talent Management & Development
Talent is an organization’s single largest expenditure and most defining asset. High-performing businesses are rethinking their attitudes and actions on managing their talent. We help our clients improve how they plan, source, attract, engage, develop, reward, and mobilize their employees and leaders to maximize performance and capitalize on the potential of their workforce.
Advancing the Organizational Transformation Journey
A leading retail distribution organization was looking to become an innovative leader in the consumer products industry and had developed a three-year strategy to prepare them for an initial public offering with a focus on the development of a digitization and analytics ecosystem.
Building Resilience from Disruption
We partnered with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to find out how organizations around the world and in a variety of sectors are addressing the reality of continuous change, interviewing executives from multiple sectors who are intimately involved with their organization’s efforts to promote resilience.
[Webinar] Building Resilience From Disruption - Harvard Business Review and North Highland
A recent survey North Highland co-sponsored with Harvard Business Review shows what many of us are seeing and feeling in our jobs – constant change. The pace of change in the workplace is accelerating and having an increasing impact on us as individuals and employees. Given this, it is critical we increase our individual and organizational capacity to be resilient – to enhance the skills and processes that enable performance under stress, continuous learning, and work / life balance.Video
Overcoming Change Saturation: How to Map the Change Landscape (Part 1)
Thoughtfully achieving transition objectives requires an understanding of how change is already affecting your organization. This blog is the first in a series on change saturation, in which North Highland shares perspective on three ways organizations can drive better results.
Using Neuroscience to Get Your Change Effort Off the Ground
Organizational change has a reputation for being painful and often unsuccessful. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Structuring your change efforts using what we know about how people actually think will make change easier and adoption more likely. When you do so, your change plan will probably look different and work better.
Disruptive Change - All About the Business
During disruptive changes in an organization, HR professionals and consultants often talk about “managing change,” “dealing with resistance,” and “gaining buy-in.” As a business leader, though, your job is delivering business results. Dealing with change, resistance and buy-in are means to that end.
Federal Agency Expands Workforce by 175% While Improving Talent Management Capabilities
The Department of Homeland Security’s biometric technology program needed to nearly triple its workforce and transform its HR capabilities. North Highland helped them improve employee recruitment, stabilize retention and better support national safety.