Consulting

Like human beings, companies grow and evolve over time—and business success is contingent upon growing in the right direction, constantly making progress toward meeting organizational goals. With more than 25 years of business consultation experience, JP Kantor Consulting stands ready to work with your company—to listen and understand your objectives and to collaborate with you on strategic changes to facilitate growth.

We offer fully personalized strategies, and do not believe in a “one size fits all” mentality. With that said, some broad categories of our consulting services include:

Work Environment and Needs Assessment

To reach an understanding of your organization—to comprehend how it works as a self-contained system—it is helpful to conduct a frank appraisal of the workplace environment itself. In order to increase understanding and facilitate change, an environment or needs assessment can provides insights into

  • Team structure
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Management capabilities
  • Leadership presence
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Structure and processes
  • Knowledge gaps
  • Employee’s abilities: Superstars vs subpar
  • Communication patterns
  • Development needs                               

Confidential data can be collected via:

  • Leadership input
  • One-on-one interviews
  • On-line assessments
  • Written questionnaires
  • Focus groups
  • Observations                                                   

Results of the assessment can provide the organization’s key players with a better grasp of what they are working with and ultimately drive the goals of our engagement with you.  As a partner with you, we will generate a personalized plan to meet your needs. Plan may include executive coaching, management training, leadership development, program creation and/or facilitation.

Offsite Facilitation and Retreats

Often it can be beneficial for teams, departments or organizations to take time outside of day-to-day responsibilities to accomplish a task, build relationships, plan for the future, resolve a problem, drive a change, etc. As consultants we are skilled at partnering with you and driving the process for you to reach your goals. We creatively craft an experience to deliver results; and generally have fun in the process.

Techniques include:

  • Large group discussions
  • Small group exercises
  • Coaching leaders to present
  • Creating a vision or strategy
  • Addressing difficult issues
  • Setting priorities
  • Tactical execution
  • Team building & enjoyment

Offsite goals are exclusive to each engagement and you.

Team Building

Your organization’s most valuable asset is your people – but their true strength and efficacy hinges on how well they work together as a team.  Collaborating together, a high performing team yields positive morale, stability, low turnover, low absenteeism, high performance – both individually and as a whole group. Team building offsites can be used to

  • Facilitate growth
  • Enhance interpersonal dynamics
  • Improve the leader’s effectiveness
  • Support a reorganization
  • Build morale
  • Increase communication
  • Expand value added
  • Align around a mission

Team building engagements are exclusive to the needs of the department, manager or leader. We work with you to clarify your needs, and drive the process to accomplish your goals.

Strategic Planning

Organizations that proactively plan their future are the ones that successfully meet their goals and flourish.  Strategic planning is necessary to plan for the future in order to meet goals and grow. It can entail:

  • Defining organizational mission
  • Clarifying values
  • Setting priorities
  • Evaluating resources
  • Creating processes
  • Strengthening operations
  • Aligning employees, leader & stakeholders
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing agreement around deliverables
  • Adjusting the organization’s direction

Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful. We will partner and advise you in creating a unifying plan to guide all decisions aimed at your future success.

Organizational Change or Restructuring: Consulting component

As business needs dictate, teams, departments, divisions or organizations at large frequently need to restructure. Other times, a redesign is necessary to accommodate staff changes. We consult with you to assess your needs, generate a new solution and facilitate its roll-out. Rollout can include:

  • Assessing current state and issues impacting future state
  • Establishing goals
  • Identifying change obstacles
  • Analyzing stakeholders
  • Redefining roles and responsibilities
  • Advising managers and leaders who are driving
  • Guiding communication process – both verbal and behavioral
  • Conducting offsite to build more effective teams

Organizational Change or Restructuring: Individuals’ adapting and embracing the change

Reorganization has become a common experience, and this change can be difficult. People may become skeptical or concerned about the impact of the change on themselves. Yet, facilitation, training or coaching can help people embrace the change.  Sample topics include:

  • Identifying adaptive ways to avoid thwarting the change process
  • Generating proactive strategies to drive new initiatives
  • Understanding normal reactions to organizational change
  • Reflecting on personal impact of a new working environment
  • Shifting thoughts and behavior to maximize productive job performance

Keynotes

Compelling speakers can energize your next conference, offsite, town hall, or meeting.  Our subject area experts provide motivational or educational speeches on diverse topics.  We will listen to your interests, tailor the keynote to your needs and then deliver an inspiring, dynamic presentation.