The Transformation Agency - Tess Cope

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Whole System Transformation

The health of the system matters – it makes the difference between an organisation that fully engages and harnesses the highest potential thereby facilitating peak performance versus those that feel heavy, stuck, churning talent and running below par. Leading an organisation through complex change has become ‘the day job’ – this is made a whole lot easier when the health of the system is actively and consciously attended to by and through robust leadership.

From a systemic perspective, we think of an organisation as a living system and there are a range of factors that are critical for this living system to retain its vitality, including:

  • A clear sense of purpose (why) and leading principles (what)

  • A set of core values (how) that are lived and role modelled by senior leadership

  • An environment where the founders and those that have made a significant contribution over time, are included in the history

  • Where everyone can find a secure place from which to contribute and feel appropriately acknowledged – and thus experience a sense of belonging

  • Where there is a balance of giving AND taking over time (within the organisation and between the organisation and its customers/marketplace)

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With over 20 years’ of experience, working with a diverse range of clients (across geographies and sectors) we work with leaders AND leadership teams to bring an objective and exploratory perspective to help you assess the health and vitality of this living system. We bring a range of proven diagnostic tools and measurements to help you distil what kind of cultural context you actually have (versus what you think you have), we help you define what you need (aligned with your vision and strategy) and also help you create a roadmap to bring this to fruition.

An effective place to start is with the Senior Leadership Team – getting it right there sets the tone and context for the rest of the system. From a systemic perspective, we often use the phrase – As Above, So Below.