Managing Large-Scale Change

Quick Tip

Understand stakeholder needs as early as possible and reevaluate as the project progresses. One unhappy stakeholder can easily derail a project.

“Creating real change goes beyond a training plan and some emails. It means rallying the organization around a shared vision for the future.”
--Stephen Bacon, Principal
From organization redesign to systems implementation, effecting change requires a structured, disciplined approach. Without addressing stakeholder concerns, projects will fail or fall into an endless review cycle. Acquis helps companies identify and manage stakeholders, create powerful messaging, and determine the right communications tools to make the project successful.

We easily integrate into a partner’s organization and guide them through a structured, tailored approach to their change effort.
Our Approach

We view every one of our engagements as a partnership built on a strong foundation from the very start. We seek to understand first, so your challenges become our challenges, and in turn, opportunities for resolution.

We keep execution in view while helping you create strategies and design solutions. We think about sustainable solutions that fit your needs. We work with you to create the clear path to success. We continue to listen, but objectively challenge priorities and identify risks.

We roll up our sleeves to do the work. We help you establish the right pace and rhythm, while continually tracking and measuring status and progress. We will know when your team needs to adjust to changing business conditions.

We do more than deliver success. In transferring ownership of the solution, we work to elevate and empower your organization with a capacity and ambition for continuous improvement.

We put you and your people first. This is our approach.

Meet the Team

Change Management Specialists
Managing Director
Joanna
Sears
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
Albert Einstein
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Industry Experience

Consumer Products

Financial Services

Life Sciences

Travel

Principal
Stephanie
Vallet-Sandre
“Be yourself. No one can say you're doing it wrong.”
Snoopy (Charles M. Schultz)
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Impact Story

Effecting Change through a Structured Approach

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Client Profile
A leading education services firm
Industry
Education
Challenge
After centralizing their marketing spend, a leading education services firm needed to redefine value in the eyes of their internal product groups. They needed to articulate an organization-wide vision and establish a model for delivering value from the marketing division to the product areas.
Approach: Think + Do
We began by conducting over forty hours of interviews to baseline roles and responsibilities. Armed with that intelligence, we established guiding principles that would inform the division’s vision and value proposition. With a message in place for how value was being created, we established a road show model to effectively communicate the division’s new vision, which balanced a need for internal division change with external client-facing change. We identified high-impact projects and partnered with leadership to drive them forward, demonstrating immediate value to the division’s internal clients. We cataloged outstanding change issues and offered a comprehensive guide for completing the change. We helped the leadership team create partnerships with their internal clients centralized around a shared vision.
Results
We successfully organized three marketing groups around a shared process with defined roles and responsibilities. We established a shared vision for the marketing organization and incorporated it into an effective face-to-face communication strategy. We identified multiple process improvement opportunities and clarified previously opaque operations.
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