New Directions works in partnership with organisations who need to develop and implement strategies to cope with the changing demands of their environment. We help you to define a vision and direction for the organisation, and to define and deliver the organisation culture to achieve that vision. We do not work as experts to tell you what to do, but facilitate processes that help you to determine your own future.

Our consultants have experience of working in different business sectors, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations as line managers as well as consultants, so we come with a practical understanding of your working environment.

We often use innovative, large group participation processes to ensure rapid and dynamic development and implementation that overcomes much of the resistance experienced with traditional methodologies. Strength based approaches such as Appreciative Inquiry are central to our work.

An ongoing theme is Employee Engagement. Read an article from Cuttings on the subject and read a case study of our work at Dundee City Council

Rapid Strategy Development
A 3 day workshop looking at strategic development from an alternative viewpoint, exploring strategies that yield success and motivate and stimulate employees and customers - and in a radically shortened timeframe which reflects the needs of the current business environment for fast responses to organisation challenges. These are the issues and questions facing directors, senior and middle managers, and executives who have an interest in, and an input to, the strategic direction of their organisation, whether that organisation is private or public sector, multi-national or SME, a whole business or a single team. Kuala Lumpur 24-25 October

Case studies
• Albyn Housing Association (UK) - Design and co-facilitate a strategic summit meeting involving consultation with the whole company
Barix (Switzerland) - Facilitate a total company strategy meeting
Continental Tyre Group (UK) - Develop and introduce a corporate competence framework and carry out a comprehensive strategic training needs analysis
• Centrica (UK) - Develop a capability framework for offshoring and partnership working
• NHS Change Management Team (UK) - Facilitate strategic planning and team merger of the CSIP Network Team
• Silva Ltd (UK/Sweden) - Board level facilitation of corporate strategy and business review
• Charter Community Housing (UK) - Assist the executive team in the strategic direction of a newly formed RSL, including facilitating vision, values and strategy development.
• Dundee City Council (UK) - Investigate and advise on the recruitment and retention of qualified social workers. Facilitate a number of pilot projects in flexible working and targeted recruitment arising from the research. Lead the implementation of a major organisation culture change programme.
• Mail Boxes Etc (UK) Ltd (UK) - Consultancy to review and advise on a training and development strategy.
• Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (UK) - Managing the commissioning and delivery of training modules and design training workshops, trainer guides and self-managed workbooks to form the National Training Framework to support the introduction of a new Government policy.
• The Scottish Executive (UK) - Research to assess the training needed to support a new housing / social services policy in Scotland, and development plans to implement some of the outcomes.
• Cegelec Contracting & Services (UK/France) - Conducting a Business Process Re-engineering project to improve business focus and profitability in the UK. Consulting on the introduction of a project based organisation.
• Barclays Bank (Africa) - Introducing Performance Management in 10 African countries. Consulting with executives on the introduction of PM and PRP systems.