Rodskog Change Consulting is dedicated to creating healthy workforces that thrive – transforming organizations, whether hot start-up or established market leader, into cultures that attract, inspire and enable people to bring their best to work every day. Founder Rebecca Rodskog and her team of expert partners can help you transform into the workplace of the future so your organization can flourish.
Our premise is simple: people want to be good at their job and they want to do work that matters: to themselves, their community, and their company’s success. But most organizations, whether intentionally or unintentionally, create barriers. How do large organizations get out of the way so that people can thrive and do their best work, rather than getting choked by the weeds? And how can start-up darlings create a solid foundation to keep the bloom on the rose as they scale and grow?
Often, organizations fumble through change reactively and their people are only considered as an afterthought. It’s no one’s fault. We don’t always know which seeds to plant and as we grow, we’re too busy to pause and ask “how can we do this better?”
Answering this question is no longer a luxury or some rah-rah HR exercise: it’s a competitive imperative. We need a mental shift where people and organizations work together to create the future. And we need structures and practices in place that enable this to happen. Corporate loyalty is dead. The best people will work their tails off for a great culture, clear vision and the chance to have real impact. If you have not adapted your structures and practices to partner with them, they will leave. And your growth will wither on the vine.
- Millennials will make up 36 percent of the workforce by 2014 and 46 percent by 2020 (Forbes, Jul 3 2012). You can either ignore them or harness their energy and drive to your organization’s advantage. They know what they want and are willing to work hard and take more risks to get it. They will not put up with stagnant workplace structures; if that’s all you have to offer, they will simply leave and create what they want. Is your organization set up to cultivate each employee’s unique energy and talent?
- In 2010, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history (The Atlantic, June 8 2010) Yet a majority of our organizations are still set up with patriarchal, post-industrial structures and cultures, such as valuing face-time over productivity, output quantity over quality, and work over family. Is your organization set up to support both women AND men with different lifestyle needs while enabling them to bring their best to work every day?
- As of March 2011, roughly 543,000 new U.S. companies are born every month (Jack Sunderlage, Grow America) If you’re an entrepreneur, you started your business with a great idea and a burning passion that attracted great talent to join your cause. But being the new bright shiny object only lasts so long. As the business scales, founders can’t deliver the face-to-face connections that held your company culture together. How can you put the right preactices in place now to ensure your company thrives as it scales?
- Your small to mid-sized business is now big enough that the cracks in the weak foundation are starting to stall growth and increase employee turnover. How can you restart growth with the right structures before it’s too late?
- Studies show that organizations that support the development of their employees through work/life balance policies, employee development programs, leadership coaching and strong cultural practices outperform their competitors by a large margin. Could your individual employees or leadership teams benefit from one-on-one coaching or group facilitation to increase performance?
In a time where change is imminent,—personally and professionally—organizations and people need to aim for desired growth and not just get bumped along the path.
Rodskog Change Consulting partners with clients who are committed to growth, talent development and becoming – or continuing to be – a world-class thriving workplace.