While the Barometer can be a free-standing exercise for you, and some clients ask for it on an annual basis, it is usually the starting point for a series of workshops/engagements with you. The focus is typically on ideas or issues that have been prompted or highlighted by the Barometer session. The workshops are about finding Solutions that meet your specific priorities, needs and circumstances, and developing a delivery plan that suits your way of working.
In practice, we find that we normally work with our clients in three main areas:
a) Growth – Here our clients typically want our support to grow their businesses in a way that suits their style of working, their key priorities (be it financial, scale, life style etc.) and their longer-term aspirations.
b) Remedial – Not all businesses are where they want to be, and in these cases our clients ask for our help and guidance to get them back on track. As with “Growth” above the proposed solution must consider style, priorities and longer term aspirations.
c)Efficiency – Enlightened businesses realise they must be efficient if they are to be sustainably successful. Examples of our support here include business process reviews and other related Lean techniques, or more bespoke exercises as needed