Managing people in a time of change presents challenges to organisations of every type.
Natural resistance to change must be managed and overcome at the same time as people are supported to develop and acquire the new skills necessary to thrive and prosper in the new digital world.
The Grant Thornton People & Change Consulting practice works with clients on these issues as well as on all aspects of how they attract, retain, engage develop, deploy and lead their people.
Our team is made up of partners, directors and managers drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including accountancy, occupational psychology, international business, HR, and operations.
In the majority of cases, our clients are engaged in fundamental transformations driven either by competitive forces or change at the top which is setting a new cultural agenda. These situations present particular challenges for leadership teams who may not have the skills or personalities to adapt to the new situation. We help them acquire the necessary skills and develop strategies to embrace the new culture. The key is to help people change along with the processes and the business.
At an operational level, we are helping clients to deal with the HR implications of an all-island workforce which may move between the two jurisdictions on a regular basis and all of the contractual and taxation implications.
A particular issue facing senior managers in financial institutions is that they are now legally responsible for the decisions made on their watch. This represents a huge skills challenge for affected organisations and executives, and we are helping clients deal with that.
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