From silos to holistic business management
A new approach to business transformation and growth is introduced in the Middle East for the first time as The Holistic Enterprise launches its unique management framework to help businesses move from ‘Covid to Co-Win’.
Aiming to help businesses in the region bounce back from the turmoil of 2020, the Holistic Business Excellence Framework is based on an established end-to-end management process that has been successfully implemented in businesses across Europe. Nord since 2012. Delivered by The Holistic Enterprise, a team of business transformation experts, it is aimed specifically at CEOs who want to rethink their organization to operate more efficiently with the same resources, while building resilience to cope to future threats.
Laura Gerrits-Gedvile, CEO of The Holistic Enterprise, said: “The effects of the pandemic are still being felt, as many companies remain in survival mode or in ‘wait and see’ mode when they could actually take positive steps to recover faster and build their defenses against future challenges.
Speaking of the benefits of the system, Laura said, “Every business owner dreams of self-regulating teams, allowing them to devote their time to strategic planning, but in reality, they are often distracted by the day-to-day firefighting due to of a lack of cohesion between the departments. Our holistic approach is a game-changer for CEOs, actively breaking down barriers between siled departments, eliminating traditional KPI-driven practices, and focusing on the end-to-end system of delivering promises to clients through a process. visualized and collaborative. “
Explaining the Covid to Co-Win approach, Laura revealed, “We are helping companies implement what we call holistic visual business discipline. This means mapping the end-to-end business process, understanding it from the customer’s perspective, streamlining information flow and decision-making, and translating all of this into a visual representation that can be viewed by members of the business. team online or on a physical board. “
She continued, “Visualizing the process triggers critical thinking and creativity, which can instantly lead to improvements in business practices. We then build a daily management routine involving standing meetings that focus on this visual representation, specifically organizational structure and interdependence of functions. This helps break down silos and refocus priorities to put the customer first, creating a more efficient, quality-driven process that builds long-term business resilience. “
The holistic company is already working with organizations in the region, including the CEO Clubs Network UAE. Sarah Dong, Executive Director of the Network, said, “The overall Business Excellence Framework has helped us organize the team and set goals more effectively. The visual aspect ensures that we are all focused and knowledgeable about the whole process and seeing the results gives us the energy to accomplish our mission. As a result, we improved our business excellence and increased our sales, entering into a new contract with others under development after just two months. “
The Holistic Business Excellence Framework is suitable for any organization of any size in any industry and can be delivered entirely through an online interface.