These three words pack a lot of punch at Work Effects. The leadership and organizational development company helps organizations transform by aligning their culture, leadership and behavior to strategy with a strong emphasis on trust. It approaches every organizational challenge with a creative mind and holistic attitude to determine the best methods of uncovering and exploiting the hidden value lying untapped within the organization.
To inform its consulting and coaching, Work Effects uses a variety of proprietary assessment tools to measure multiple performance and behavior attributes to determine weaknesses. It then prescribes a course of action and works with its company-clients as an accountability partner to ensure steady progress is made in the transformation to a stronger, more productive organization.
Mission – to transform leader and culture beliefs to align with business strategy to create competitive advantage.
Philosophy – Trust is at the heart of organizational alignment of people, culture and strategy. Leaders drive culture. Culture drives performance. Performance drive results. Trust drives everything.
Who We Are
Since the 1990s Work Effects – formerly known as Creative Metrics – has built better leaders and more trustworthy organizations. With a cornerstone focus on TRUST, its faculty of Ph.D.’s and industry leaders has conducted thousands of coaching engagements and delivered more than 4.5 million surveys working with hundreds of companies in more than 90 countries. We work closely with your executive leaders to determine the best way to deploy the data-driven recommendations for your company.
What We Do
Every project presents its own set of creative challenges. Every organization is unique and their issues are unique to their culture. The real strength at Work Effects is knowing what questions to ask to uncover strengths and weaknesses. Through experience and research it has created its own holistic approach to become expert in Metrics (questions), Methods (communication, collection, reporting) and Movement (training, facilitation, coaching, accountability). It explores cultural inhibitors that limit an organization’s potential such as employee-manager relationships, leadership skills, workplace conflicts and culture misalignment. Data can be boring. Work Effects brings the data to life using visually creative imaging and hands-on mentoring to assure the data is understood, the plans are workable and the results are achieved. Work Effects has defined leadership, culture and organizational health in workable models that generate insights and better understanding
The 4R Model of Leadership
The Elements of Organizational Health
• Leadership – Knowledge. Follow- through, Confidence in Management
• Trusted Individuals – Respect, Communications
• Trusted Organizations – Integrity, Strategy
• Individual Capacity – Job-Company Fit, Performance
• Team Capacity – Resources, Problem Solving, Team Effectiveness
• Organizational Capacity – Customer Intensity, Alignment, Quality, Resilience
• Organizational Climate – Fairness, Safety
The Dimensions of Organizational Culture
• Customers – transactional or intimate
• Market Approach – market adopter or market leader
• Loyalty – brand centric or brand neutral
• Focus – external or internal
• Risk Tolerance – risk mitigation or embrace risk
• Operational Approach – low or high process variation
• Decision Making – Information – fact or intuition
• Decision Making – Location – centralized or decentralized
• Atmosphere – disciplined or social
• Results – how or what
How We Work
Work Effects is a nimble organization able to creatively adapt its approach, methods and processes to fit each different client. It believes that every client organization is unique even if they’re in the same industry or the same size ranking or the same geography. “One size fits all” is not part of Work Effects’ mindset. The company’s goal is to instill a sense of pride in organizations’ leadership and culture. its holistic approach mixes strategic direction with corporate goals presented in an exciting, engaging, enjoyable way.
The Work Effects consultants and project managers are matched with client projects based on their personal strengths and client needs. They muster up the right mix of ideas and tools to give clients a competitive advantage. Since it has developed its own technology, Work Effects can adapt it to best meet the needs of each client.
While data collection is important, delivering an understandable analysis is perhaps even more important. Work Effects leads the way in data visualization. It displays information in ways business leaders can readily absorb and understand.
But reporting is not the end of the line. The Work Effects team sticks with each client until the desired results are realized. As coaches and guides they lead organizations to new behaviors that influence cultural values and beliefs to effect lasting change.
Our consulting process is neatly divided into four phases:
• Define – Strategy, Culture, Organizational Health
• Design – Employee Survey, Gap Analysis, Results Assessment
• Develop – Manager & HR Training, Work Group Level Root Cause Analysis, Action Identification
• Deploy – Governance Committee, Action Implementation, Dashboard Metrics
Where analysis is the brains of the process, technology is the backbone. Work Effects has developed and tested proprietary survey tools that measure a wide variety of attitudes and behaviors.
To learn more about how Work Effects can help your organization, connect with us at 612.333.4272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.