Overview The behavioral sciences have provided the basic foundation for the Organizational Development field and the different practices under its umbrella. While WCS has significant expertise with more traditional OD tools and techniques, we are also familiar with many of the new and emerging approaches in the OD field. WCS embraces a multi-disciplinary approach and is knowledgeable in such areas as systems thinking, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, adult and organizational learning theories, and participatory change processes.
Succession Planning Succession Planning is a process of systematically and deliberately preparing for transitions in key leadership positions. It is abundantly clear that the failure of many leaders, and subsequently companies, is due to an inaccurate assessment of the fit between the leader and the unique culture, challenges, and opportunities of the organization. It is a strategic advantage to possess clarity around the qualities, skills, and knowledge needed for key positions and to have in place a well formulated process for building and maintaining a pipeline of team members prepared to move into those positions. WCS uses its expertise in business, psychological assessment, and organizational change, to help companies realize its mission, vision, and goals. We can assist in the design and implementation of self-sustaining succession processes to assure the existence of highly qualified candidates that are ready to step into critical roles at the exact time they are needed.
Competency Development The development of leadership competencies is a process that defines, in behavioral terms, the qualities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes that an organization wants its leaders to possess. The primary benefit of having established leadership competencies is the increased assurance that an organization’s leadership will have the “right stuff” to execute on its short term and long terms goals. This most commonly involves integration of the competencies into the human capital practices of the organization, such as talent selection, interviewing and assessment, leadership development, training, performance management, and succession planning. At their best, leadership competencies become fully integrated into the organization’s informal and formal language, and become the way that leadership and employees discuss and analyze performance and development. WCS is skilled at competency development and also in partnering with organizations to facilitate the weaving of the model into key business processes.
Team Development WCS offers highly interactive team building workshops to help leaders and organizations build high performing, collaborative, and cohesive teams. WCS uses a customized approach that begins by partnering with the client to determine the specific results that the team is looking to achieve. We draw from a variety of team development techniques, assessments, and simulations that are designed to build trust, enhance decision-making, and increase team member engagement. WCS is skilled at helping teams maximize core strengths, identify and eliminate barriers to performance, and implement group processes that drive results. Management teams are encountering issues of greater complexity and uncertainty in fast-growing organizations and industries. WCS offers a broad range of planned activities that help leadership teams to improve the way they accomplish tasks as well as interpersonal communication.
Organization Surveys The WCS Engagement Survey will measure the overall strength of engagement in an organization and identify areas of focus to increase this important variable. The concept of employee engagement argues that when people feel a strong sense of connection to their work, immediate supervisor, fellow team members, and/or senior leadership, they will substantially outperform individuals that lack this sense of engagement. The engagement survey is administered online, the data analyzed by WCS, and an interpretation of the findings are presented in an easy to understand format. The results and recommendations can then be used to create a plan to improve the motivation and engagement of employees.
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