We help ensure our schools and central offices have the data, analysis and organizational strategy to make better decisions. We help heads of school and leadership teams to understand the reality of where the organization is today, where they can be tomorrow; ultimately working towards a realistic, integrated and accountable roadmap to success. From organizational assessment to strategic planning and implementation; LFS ensures that “strategy” is not just a plan (or program), not just prioritized ideas; but rather, “a way of life” for a mission driven organization.
We start with the current state of the school or central office learned from interviews, discussions and other data points and then we identify the desired future state – where the organization wants to go? We then offer practical and structured advice to help the head of school and their team to develop the aligned strategies and solutions.
After identifying the current state, we support our client in determining and realizing the “to-be” state through action plans based on our professional advice and guidance.
We support our clients in engaging key stakeholders in an inclusive and participatory process. Establishing effective communication with stakeholders is the backbone to obtaining buy-in and participation across the organization. We work with our clients to determine the most appropriate channels, formats, and frequency to communicate with their staff and overall stakeholders.
We support our clients to make sure current organizational processes are understood, documented, and analyzed. Next, together we better align and update the processes or if deemed necessary, start over – fundamentally rethinking and creating all-new processes.
We help our clients take a thoughtful approach to managing and leading their organizations through change so that they can mitigate risk, drive desired behavior throughout the organization and ensure that these changes are quickly embedded into the “way people do things” in the day-to-day. We work with our clients to continually assess progress against goals and guide the project to success.