Leadership — Digital Transformation
Strategy & Execution — Resilience
Digital Leadership, Strategy
Execution & Transformation
The VUCA environment demands that dispersed organizations are agile – able to focus, organize and engage people efficiently and effectively as the operating context changes. Covid-19 and business resilience and continuity demands the same; perhaps more urgently.
Beyond the C-19 pandemic; employees will expect more choice in how they work; regular remote working will become the norm, and Artificial Intelligence will soon make many current jobs redundant.
Agility requires collective leadership capability – an adaptable, durable enterprise approach to leading and leadership which develops, executes and evolves strategy in the face of changing context and unexpected progress while pursuing change, transformation, innovation and business performance improvement. Agility requires the creation of 'directional clarity' and 'emotional engagement' on a dynamic basis; this is harder to do in dispersed and remote working conditions.
Yet remote working can enable greater participation and collaboration as perceived hierarchical power is eliminated when everyone is a '2 inch box on a screen', and leaders are forced to trust their people more than they have done. This increases people's feelings of 'psychological safety' which is an essential pre-condition for learning and changes to ways of working.
Distributed leaders in a team of teams make strategy meaningful to align thinking and priorities; shared leadership, facilitated de-centralised decision making and collaborative planning harnesses peoples’ expertise and commitment, and releases energy and creative thinking and ideas. Doing this remotely requires 'meeting leaders' to develop their basic coaching and facilitation skills while keeping calls focused and minimising 'repetition and deviation''.
Structural agility influences how quickly decisions are made, and how co-ordination and collaboration are enabled. Rapid reconfiguration is facilitated by a common approach to defining role-relationships and aligning accountability and authority (both vertically and laterally). Influence, not 'telling' is essential in human relationships, and roles lacking accountability-authority alignment, are ultimately untenable.
Our approach to decsion-making practice , informed by and combined with digital exploitation, builds cognitive and competitive advantage.
VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; a term first used in the US Army War College, 1987.
Practical, Scalable, Adaptable Initiatives
Embedded with Speed and Accuracy
Our approach is encapsulated in 'leader-led speed, accuracy, and practical fit.'
Our mission is to deliver cost-effective, agile, scalable and sustainable leadership, organization design, change and transformation services; in order to increase clients' competitive advantage and business performance.
We harness ICT and our network to disrupt large consultancies.
We think strategically and lead tactical delivery with speed, accuracy, and agility; we are practitioners who have ‘led’ not only ‘advised’.
We are a network of credible consultants with business, Government and research experience. We are supported by a pool of senior academics.
We deploy 'clever creatives' and 'disruptors' who are committed to their work and their clients rather than to personal careers, to question the unquestionable and courteously tell truth unto power.
We have none of the ‘administrative’ drag of a large consultancy, and no expensive overheads.
Our services deliver real value. We collaborate, research, question and challenge to co-create scalable, durable and adaptable consultancy and applied learning solutions for individual leaders, complete leadership teams, business units and organizations.
Our practical solutions are informed by integrating and exploiting the latest academic research, real world evidence, and our own in-depth experience and insights.
We fuse live challenges —transformation and change, business continuity, innovation, market disruption— with leadership and strategy execution capability development. We don’t do the transformation to you; we help you to make the transformation yourself.
We help develop your internal expertise to ensure that initiatives are holistic, embedded and sustainable. We facilitate learning by exploiting the virtuous circle of experiential, conceptual and applied learning. We make learning relevant by integrating it with real work. Face to face learning time is enhanced with digital 'learn before' and 'learn after' and optimises the 70:20:10 principle in programmes and workshops.
We support participants and their line leaders in making 'new ways', the 'new norm' by exploiting 'exposure and experience' and not by relying on programmes of 'education and training'.
Where is Tozer Consulting Based?
We are based in the Reading, UK area; with associates around the UK, Australasia, Asia, USA and Europe. We have delivered large scale initiatives ultimately reaching 2,500 participating leaders with teams delivering services concurrently in Asia, USA and UK. These teams have comprised mobile subject matter experts, local associate consultants, coaches and actors, and trained client internal consulting and L&D personnel.
LET'S DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS
We are here to help enable digital transformation, change and strategy execution by developing leadership capability in depth and breadth.