CPD, our work is firmly rooted in positive and affirming beliefs
about people. Our consulting is based on the powerful premise that people are intrinsically motivated, resourceful, and capable of high
organization and culture is a by-product of how its members think
and interact with each other. CPD's consultants' expertise lies in
to directly address the corporate culture so that organizations
can be more profitable, productive, adaptive, self-correcting,
and flexible. The result is that individuals who make up the company
emerge from our programs and coaching able to make wiser systemic decisions with regard to the
question then becomes, "What is culture?" Organizational culture is the
collection of presuppositions that are evidenced in behavior by
a group of people. Presuppositions are what must be true for a behavior to make sense. To change an organization, we look
at the underlying presuppositions that currently exist in the organization
and what they need to become for the organization to excel. To do
this, we assess:
and Purpose: What does your staff currently believe is the vision
and purpose for the business? And how would you define the
vision and purpose?
What does your staff think your organization is? And how would
you define your organization?
Does your staff understand and adhere to the business's beliefs
and values? And how would you define the business's beliefs and
Does your staff have the capabilities necessary to do the work
required of them? What capabilities do they need to deliver on
your ultimate vision and purpose?
How do people actually do in their day-to-day work? Are they
effective in getting the job done, including collaborating with
others? How could they be more effective?
What internal and external conditions and constraints does your
staff believe affect the business? Which conditions and
constraints do you believe affect the business? And
are all internal and external
conditions and constraints that affect your organization taken
into account to the extent practicable?
At each of these levels, we evaluate the gap between your views and
those of your staff and what it will take
to align the current business culture and environment with your objectives.
Once the cultural presuppositions and goals have been identified, we
follow a 3-step approach to align your culture with your objectives.
Naming the truth about what is
happening in a company's culture is step one in any change process.
We use a range of customized tools to provide executive teams with
an exceptionally high degree of accuracy in understanding what is going on
in their organization.
Developing a Change Strategy
We then partner with company
leaders to develop an organizational change strategy. This includes
designing appropriate interventions for bringing the highest leverage
of change to a particular corporate culture.
Creating a Quality Organization
We continue working with
our clients to develop the shifts in patterns for strategic organizational
change. This becomes an ongoing learning activity that creates a
culture of high quality and high performance.