Some clients say we help them connect the dots. Others say we help make their business "shockproof." They all say we help drive results. We believe that managing the connections between strategy, organization and talent is what separates the winners from the also-rans. The ability to dynamically adjust those connections during times of change and uncertainty can make all the difference between companies that survive and thrive and those that struggle to deliver results.
The Axiom Alignment Model represents our approach to client service – aligning and calibrating the connections between strategy, organization and talent so that organizations can execute effectively and deliver results.
That’s why in every engagement we start by building a deep understanding of an organization’s strategy. It doesn’t take long but it anchors all of our work in a clear understanding of what the business is trying to accomplish and how it intends to differentiate itself from competitors in its chosen market. Equally as important as the strategy is understanding the leadership team’s level of alignment and commitment to it. If the leadership team isn’t on the same page when it comes to strategy and its implications, execution and results suffer. We help leaders get clear around strategy and agree on the capabilities, processes and talent required to execute it.
When we help companies assess whether they have the right organization in place we rarely start by redrawing the boxes and lines on the organizational chart. Our focus is first on getting people, functions and processes aligned to make products and deliver services with greater quality, efficiency and profitability. Because the right talent is so critical to executing strategy, clients often ask us for help in developing processes to attract, deploy, develop and reward their people. When working on talent management issues we always anchor the work in the business strategy. The basic question we ask is: "How many and what type and quality of people are required to execute the strategy, over what timeframe?" From there we can develop and implement talent programs that ensure a steady supply and pipeline of people coming into the organization and contributing to high performance.
What we do is important, but so is how we do it. Ask our clients and you’ll hear them say:
"Energy, insight and innovation are ever-present with Axiom. Undoubtedly, among the most, if not the most, client-responsive and adaptive consultants with whom I've ever had the pleasure to work."
"They delivered a top-notch product, on time and on budget that works for our business. I look forward to another opportunity to engage the Axiom team."
"Axiom doesn’t just consult; they partner."
"They are the rarest of partners who seek first to serve rather than to promote."