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PEOPLE & CHANGE CONSULTING

Does your business need to get better at creating, leading or responding to change? Let us help you become more agile & resilient.

If the only constant is change, your advantage is agility

While change is one of the few things you can guarantee in business, it’s also something that very few have cracked. Sure, many corporations have delivered large and complex, “transformation” programmes but you just need to scratch a little under the surface before discovering that things aren’t quite as they seem.

Being better at change means being more agile, because top-down transformation programmes are cumbersome, expensive and often fall short. If your business is organised and led to enable agility – and your people are adaptable and resilient – then change management will deliver real results.

 

Enable and liberate people to change

Agility and resilience go hand-in-hand

For the organisation to be agile, people must also be. If that sounds simple, it is, but it isn’t easy. The complexity and unpredictability of a changing workplace can be overwhelming and stressful.

Our approach to developing personal resilience is based on developing the ability to adapt motivations to changing situations or in response to signs of stress. In other words, agility is at the heart of resilience. 

When leaders create environments that enable agility, through psychological safety, encouraging autonomy and building collaborative relationships they are creating the conditions for resilience.

 

Change management consultancy

How can we help you?

Our team is skilled and experienced, with experience of working for and with some of the world’s largest and most succesful companies. And one thing that we’ve learned is that business agility isn’t simply something that you can switch on. We take a holistic approach to people & change consulting and will tailor any solution to meet your needs and budget. These, however, are our main areas of focus:

People Insights

People Insights

Using research to get under the skin of the organisation and develop insights that generate action.

Coaching & Development

Equipping people with the adaptability and resilience to lead and perform in challenging and uncertain times.

People Strategy

People Strategy

Aligning people & culture to the future needs of the business, igniting engagement and unlocking potential.

Change Management

Engaging hearts and minds, and building confidence, to make a success of change.

Testimonials

Here are some of the things that clients and colleagues have said about our founder, Rob Robson:

  • “It’s always wonderful to work with a person with deep insights of their subject”
  • “Having worked under Rob as part of his wider HR team i can absolutely recommend him.”
  • “Rob has the ability to understand people, consider how to respect their views but also balance the demands of the business”
  • “I can wholly endorse his passion, dedication and expertise in this area of work. If you can, use him!”
  • “Rob has the keen ability to move groups to work deeply quickly”

If you would like to better understand how we might support you, we can offer a free, confidential consultation.  We’d just like to gather some information first:

Rob was recommended to me when we were looking for some support to re-vitalise our People Strategy. Rob helped us with both the thinking and the practical elements. The outcome is a people strategy which is fit for the future, fits the needs of the business and delivers for our people; I’m excited to see the results we deliver

People & Customer Director

High Street Retail

The dynamics of motivation and emotion

Our people & change consulting work is underpinned by a psychological framework (Reversal Theory) that emphasises adaptability and provides a map of motivation and emotion that enables our insights into complex and difficult people problems.

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About 8Connect

We are a People, Organisational Development and Change consultancy.

We help organisations develop the agility and resilience to perform in a complex, changing and unpredictable business environment.

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+44 (0) 333 567 0811

hello@8connectpeople.com

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