Nearly 70% of the US workforce is disengaged at work, according to the Gallup organization. Through 25 years of on-the-ground experience, we’ve learned that the antidote to disengagement is ownership culture, where employees are united by a common sense of purpose, feel pride in their work and have the skills and ability to make a positive difference, in their own work and in your organization’s performance. Whether your bottom line is financial or mission, Praxis can help you create an environment in which employees think, act and feel like owners.
We develop comprehensive, long-term strategies to help you optimize your performance by building an ownership culture within your organization.
We work with you to:
Bringing people together to manage a process improvement initiative not only streamlines operations, it also improves company culture.
Enhance employee’s responsibility for the organization’s performance by directly engaging them in activities that make their organization lean, through involvement in improvement definition as well as implementation and impact measurement of those improvements.
By involving employees in process improvement, leaders demonstrate trust in employees’ knowledge and ability to diagnose, and understand problems in designing and implementing organizational performance solutions. It also strengthens individuals and the organization by developing employees’ ability to contribute in an additional way to their organization’s success.
We are trained in process improvement technologies which:
We offer a Rapid Business Assessment (RBA) process in which our consultants work with a diverse internal team to evaluate an organization’s strengths and areas that need improvement in a 2 and half day review process. During the course of the RBA, the internal team learns how to use the assessment tools and conduct assessments on an ongoing basis in order to move the organization toward continual improvement.
An organization’s structure should be designed to support its strategy. We work with your organizational leaders to:
An organizational assessment is an important step in any change strategy. It can target specific opportunities for improvement and provide a baseline against which progress can be measured. We employ a variety of methods to assess how well your organization’s culture is contributing to your specific goals, some of the tools our consultants use include:
Our consultants help you understand what is required for effective, sustainable organizational change, including who to involve in planning change and how to involve them. We work closely with you from the design phase through implementation of change, offering useful tools for analysis and participation.
We know that when leaders understand the constructive potential in conflict, they are better able to leverage the positive contributions that different perspectives can provide for organizational improvement.
Using an integrative approach, we combine education, coaching and reflective practice to work through the conflict management process. We create a safe space for discussion to occur so that organizations can move forward.
We develop customized team building processes to enhance the dynamics and effectiveness of teams at any level of an organization.
For this process we:
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are essential to healthy organizations where people from all backgrounds can thrive and feel welcomed, valued, respected and heard. Our work helps you create shared understanding, foster commitment and develop a plan for advancing DEIB in your organization.
We can collaborate with you to:
Many employee-owned companies want their employees to take responsibility for the success of the company,which requires building their business literacy. Our business literacy training empowers employee owners to understand the company's profit and loss statement (income statement) and the time it takes between when a sale is made and cash is generated (Cash Flow). Every employee owner who goes through this training understands how their actions impact company profitability.
We can collaborate with you to: