How we do it.

THE PRACTICALITIES

Irrespective of who you are, the type of organisation that you represent or where you are in the world, how we can work with you is tailored to your needs and the extent of your ambition; from retainers and sustained counsel, coming in for an interim role to get you up and running, to meeting a specific project brief or coaching you through a problem-solving process as a critical friend, we'll figure out the best approach for you.

We're also happy to come in and support you in the counsel that you provide your clients, working under your banner. We have ongoing relationships with expert storytelling, research and design consultancies who occassionally need our depth of understanding or way of working for a fixed-term project basis, want to provide clients with specialist secondments or just need a sounding board. Let us know how we can support and deepen your client offer.

THE MAGIC PRINCIPLES

Experience has taught us that linear ways of thinking don't solve all the biggest challenges. Learnings from inclusive business models, design and systems thinking and  regenerative leadership has taught us that connectivity, interdependencies and iterative approaches are all needed just as much as logic and planning as we move to look at the world as it should be, not as it is.

All of these have their own language and processes, combine that with the jargon riddled world of impact investing, sustainability and social change and you end up with a khichdi of ideas and approaches. So, we've taken what we know and what we've learned, used the bits that we think are helpful from traditional and new types of consuting and developed a deep & meaningful mindset and approach that we use whether working on strategy, operations or maximisation challenges.

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Love the problem: not the solution you think is right and combine creativity and intuition with rigour and critical analysis.

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Collaborate & connect: keep people, their needs and opinions front of mind, bring them into the conversation.

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​​Be curious: test, learn, iterate, question & test again.

THE APPROACH

 

Dive into the problem that you think you want to solve: Will you unconsciously perpetuate it or create another problem?

 

Question & Challenge: Are you a plaster or a fixer? Why is disruption needed? Who benefits from the status quo?

 

Test with the people who matter

DIAGNOSE

Ideate the solution: What are the intended and unintended consequences?

Test, learn, Redesign: Where do the sweet spots for change exist?

Create an evolving rather than static plan: Where will externalities and influences show up?

DESIGN

Test small: Where will you need to edit/ tailor to market or cultural needs?

 

Roll-out with an inquisitive eye: What works? What doesn't?

 

Learn; is it relevant? Is it creating the desired change? What are the unintended impacts? Did you really understand the problem?

DISSEMINATE

In practice, approaches are designed to your needs, influenced by who you are, what you're trying to achieve and where you're at. Rather than linear stages, these are more emergent and evolving processes that are intended to challenge and question. What they bring up is crucial to ensure that whatever the change you're trying to achieve, we set you up for the best possible results.

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