Client story – Evolving the leadership of a growth company

Approach
 

  • Align partners on strategic and individual goals

  • Create a framework for executing on strategy and update shared priorities

  • Evolve the role of the Managing Partner to emphasize servant leadership while at the same time receiving a stronger mandate for tactical decision-making

  • Mobilize the board of directors to take more responsibility for strategy execution and evolving the leadership of the company.

Outcome
 

The partners gained a shared understanding of the importance of pulling in the same direction while working within a structure that allows for independent thought and brilliance.

From that emerged a mindset where the Managing Partner is responsible for delivering a support platform that makes it possible for each partner and employee to focus on creating value based on their strengths.

Value
 

  • Operational strategy execution framework which allows for "organized chaos", striking the balance between structure and individualism to enhance creativity and agility.

  • Plans and budget allocated for improving value capture in core business processes.

  • Team spirit: All partners retained and strikes out additionally motivated.

  • 25 % financial growth y/y.

Situation


Growth company organized as a partnership experienced great demand leading to pressure on quality and processes due to workload. How could the partners ensure holistic, long-term growth in accordance with the values of the company while meeting short-term expectations and financial needs?

Challenge


Realize the full growth potential to consolidate the company while investing in growth platforms for the future. Free up time and energy for the partners to be more innovative and creative in further collaboration with their employees.

Challenge
 

Adding more resources to the existing way of working would lead to drastically diminishing returns. There are only room for a certain amount of people to work efficiently when you are digging a hole. How could the partners evolve the management of the company to a scalable model?

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