London (PRWEB) September 11, 2005
Well known in the life sciences sectors, The Chalfont Project, a leading global organizational consulting firm, specialized in organizational architecture has launched a new service to speed up the process of integration of new teams in situations such as M&A, internal re-structuring or new inter-site or inter-continental collaboration within the firm. Team integration is a key issue in reorganizations of any kind and it is usually associated with a drop in productivity and very often unnecessary unsettlement and distortion.
ÂThere is an incredible amount of mythology around this issueÂ Â says Dr Leandro Herrero, CEO of The Chalfont Project - Âwhich is often fuelled by big consulting firms who need to provide elephant-like approaches to challenges of any size. It is assumed that new team integration post mergers or acquisitions, or re-structuring, must be long, painful, possibly miserable, certainly unsettling and most likely very expensive. It is frustrating to see how all those assumptions have been developed over time with not many consulting firms challenging them. We prove that it can be done in five intensive days following a good methodology and facilitation, and that companies of any size and budget should be able to do it.Â
The process takes place over an intensive five day period where participants learnt fast to understand the differences between people, key players and team members, in terms of pragmatic day to day preferences in ways of working. Team alignment is created fast and the process is followed by a strong focus on behaviors for the new team. Most of the success of TeamMerge - says Heike Baeumlisberger, Head of the Organizational Innovation Practice Â is due to the fact that this is a total bottom-up approach and people can relate easily to the things that matter to them such as how I am going to work with the new colleagues, how can we get things done, etc, leaving cultural differences and other more vague issue temporarily outside the table. For us alignment of working styles and common agreed behaviors come first!Â The company claims that many supposedly lengthy integration processes are totally unnecessary and that providing a clear framework such as TeamMerge™, alignment and strength in productivity can be achieved.
To learn about the TeamMerge™ program, call Heike Baeumlisberger on 00 44 1494 432088 in the UK or Cynthia Palka on 00 1 607 7602088 in the USA
About The Chalfont Project:
The Chalfont Project is a global consulting firm specialized in organizational architecture providing professionals services in four major areas: organizational innovation, leadership, behavioral change management and human collaboration.