Excelerant’s Organizational Development process helps companies to develop and implement a solid foundation and to set up the people and processes to achieve success in the organization.
The companies we partner with come to us because they are ready for a development effort that is planned, organization-wide, and managed from the top. They come to us with a goal in mind to increase the organization’s effectiveness and health through planned changes in structures and processes.
We believe that the process is as important as the end result. Alignment is the focus of our work together with clients in this area. Excelerant’s job is to make it as easy and straightforward as possible.
Organizational Development looks at the effectiveness of a company as a whole and implements processes that support successful change, improve company performance, and influence employee behavior.
With the implementation of meaningful systems, the company can improve employee development and employee satisfaction, increase collaboration among team members, and affect better decision-making at all levels.
Some of the key components of Organizational Development include:
Implementing change throughout an organization will often be met with employee discomfort. Change Management addresses expected resistance using a strong communication plan and strategies for building trust and understanding.
Organizational culture is the accepted way of behaving that is established as a company evolves over time. Culture alignment formalizes these organically grown behaviors and structures them to align with the group’s fundamental beliefs (Core Values).
An organization’s core values define how the company operates, how employees behave and how decisions are made. Therefore, the way values and culture are defined must resonate with the leaders and employees in a way they can understand and embody.
A uniform message of principles, standards, and code of conduct internally (with employees) and externally (with customers) supports a company’s culture and brand.
A mission statement focuses on what the organization does and its objectives – what drives the company – and a vision statement outlines what the organization wants to become in the future. Formalizing these into statements outlining purposes and goals helps to motivate a team. Everyone understands the goals, and everyone is working in the same direction toward those goals.
Organizational structure is the framework describing how an organization works. A clear structure helps leaders and employees follow an order and solve problems. It ensures smoother operations and a proper distribution of work.
Strategic planning is a process that sets the priorities and goals for the organization. It strengthens and aligns the energy and resources for working toward those priorities. A strategic plan also serves to shape and guide decision-making and action for progress.
Succession planning is developing key leaders in an organization to ensure that key roles will always be filled. By supporting high-potential workers for advancement, succession planning builds a strong talent bench for promotion opportunities. It is also important to recognize where skills gaps exist within the organization, and how, when, and where to look outside of the organization to fill those gaps.
Systems and process mapping allows organizations to streamline efforts. With detailed insight into the steps involved in a process, bottlenecks, delays, and redundancy can be identified and improved upon. Process mapping can save time and improve communication around company systems.
Talent Assessment, Inventory & Planning
A talent and skills inventory is an important component to any strategic HR plan. Assessing the talents, skills and education of current employees helps organizations understand the strength of the current staff and potentially what skills are lacking that need to be recruited. Maintaining inventories supports strategic plans for achieving company goals.
We have real conversations with our clients, and from these conversations, we can collaborate and design a plan unique to your needs. It’s a custom approach to fit the needs of your employees, team, and ultimately, your company.
Mission & Vision
Culture & Brand Alignment
Organization Structure Development
Talent Assessment, Inventory & Planning
Systems & Process Mapping
Excelerant is an award-winning leadership development and human resources consulting company based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Using a unique approach, Excelerant combines expertise in training, coaching, human resources, and facilitation to solve problems with practical, executable solutions that deliver high-impact, sustainable results.