Wednesday, 13 February 2013 19:27

Effective Governance

Relevant projects we have undertaken

  • Facilitating sessions with four Directors who were about to split and dissolve their very successful, professional services firm because of what they saw as intractable differences in their visions for the company.  The matter was made more sensitive by the very close personal friendship between the Directors.  Our consultant worked with the Directors individually and collectively to get them to face the realities of where they were headed and to develop a new business model that would keep them together but better accommodate their individual needs.  The company went on to experience a new phase of growth and success and the strong friendship between the Directors was preserved and strengthened.

  • Conducting an independent investigation involving a serious and acrimonious dispute between the Chair and the CEO of a major statutory body.  Our consultant investigated allegations from both parties, and effectively resolved the matter in a very short time.

  • Working with the Board of the Noosa Long Weekend to ensure strategic directions were set by the Board and then left for the management team to implement

  • Facilitation of a Directors' Workshop to plot a future path for an innovative automotive technician training and support company.

  • Review of the confidentiality policy and practices for a major University as a means of independently checking that appropriate measures were in place for all aspects of confidentiality in University operations.

  • Transitioning seven sub-programs from a Program being closed down to other Programs as part of a major information technology initiative.  Sagacity's consultant was responsible for ensuring appropriate documentation existed and protocols for transfer of responsibilities were  in place to ensure a seamless transition.



Published in Services
Thursday, 31 January 2013 05:06

Effective Governance

Getting governance right at every level through proven governance design and strategy, risk management, provision of governance infrastructure and assurance can be assisted by Sagacity Consulting’s expertise. We are able to help clients with:

Governance Design and Strategy

  • Design of overall governance frameworks to suit organisations, programs and projects
  • Independent strategic advice to Chairs, Boards and CEOs on governance issues
  • Selecting and building the right governance team
  • Providing knowledge – induction, presentations to Board and key factor updates
  • Leadership – chairing skills, vision and values
  • Board – CEO – Stakeholder relationships – challenging and supporting the CEO, motivating the organisation’s leadership team and managing stakeholders

 Risk Management

  • Risk Framework Development
  • Organisational and project risk assessment
  • Change management
  • Contingency planning and assurance measures

Governance Infrastructure

  • Design of terms of reference for governance bodies
  • Development of targets, reporting frameworks and performance indicators for governance bodies
  • Provision of independent, expert members for key roles on governance bodies
  • Expert secretariat services to governance bodies
  • Special products to support governance functions (tools, software, templates etc)
  • Governance training
  • Governance coaching
  • Effective processes – agendas, meeting engagement levels, strategy contributions, CEO evaluation and CEO succession planning
  • Board Committees (interface, membership, leadership and support)
  • Board selection, induction, development, evaluation and renewal

Governance assurance

  • Governance assessments
  • ‘Gateway style reviews’ at up to 6 key points in projects
  • Board evaluations
  • Program evaluation


Relavant projects we have undertaken






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Thursday, 31 January 2013 05:04

Organisational Development

 Re-vitalising and transforming organisations through mapping, diagnosis, design, re-structuring and change management are key aspects of Sagacity Consulting’s extensive experience in organisational development. We are able to assist clients with:

Organisational Diagnosis

  • Organisational unit reviews
  • Comparative research and analysis
  • Organisational and business benchmarks
  • Performance reviews
  • Performance Measurement - operational improvement identification and strategy

 Organisational Design and Re-structuring

  • Creating new organizational architectures in response to machinery of government changes, mergers and acquisitions
  • Researching comparative organizational design
  • Accountability and responsibility mapping
  • Aligning roles, organizational culture, systems and business processes, formal reporting relationships and human capital with organizational objectives and strategy
  • Work differentiation and results integration
  • Executing re-structures

 Effective Change Management

  • Transformational management
  • Cultural change management
  • Change management principles
  • Diagnosis of the need and the organizational capability for change
  • Business cases for change
  • Change management and implementation planning
  • Embedded change solutions and execution
  • Aligning change strategies with outcomes
  • Toolbox of change processes
  • Change management communication planning and execution
  • Leadership in change
  • Aligning teams for change
  • Change metrics
  • Benefits management and realization
  • Risk identification and management


Relevant projects we have undertaken





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