Overview of what we do


We are an organisational improvement specialist with Consultants based in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. We work in a wide variety of organisations and industries and we have many long-standing clients, some dating right back to when we were founded in 1992.


Organisational improvement

Organisational improvement is not just for poorly performing organisations. We also work regularly with high performance organisations to help them make sure they stay on top of the game - and get even better.


Getting started

We sit down with a potential client, listen to what is going on in the organisation and make some suggestions as to what we might do together. This is usually an activity that the organisation has identified a need for - designed and run the UIMPROVE way. If the organisation likes our approach, we review the results and we see what other steps we could take on the road to organisational improvement. Therefore our clients stay in the lead when it comes to the amount and pace of work we do together. For some organisations this results in fully adopting the approach, for some it means they will only carry out occasional training or events.


Programmes

Programmes are spread over a number or four modules.

Strategic Improvement Programme - aimed at the Executive Team of the organisation to develop the Corporate Brain
Organisational Improvement Programme - aimed at the Next Tier Down of senior managers to equip them with the skills they need to improve their organisation on an industrial scale
Facilitator Development Programme - creates an internal resource for improvement


Training courses

We run a variety of training courses, the most popular of which are:

Universal Improvement Skills
Universal Leadership Skills
Universal Data Skills
Control Your Processes

These are ideal when you have a number of people you want to skill up in specific areas.


Facilitated Events

The idea of a 'Facilitated Event' is to get a group of people in a room together and accomplish something in a structured and participative manner. We don't run talking shops, instead we run events with real outputs. We take the stress out of you having to run such activities for yourself. You can think about the topic, participate and lead instead of worrying about how things are going.

Our most popular Facilitated Events are:

Executive Events - for the top tier of an organisation
Strategy Development Events - do what the name suggests
Project Kick-Starts - gets a specific project off to the best possible start
Team Events - for management teams who want to do some real work and improve the way they work together
Leadership Forum - brings together the top three tiers of an organisation
Interface Events - to improve the way two or more teams or organisations work together


The approach and how we work with you

What differentiates our approach to many others is that it is not a fad or a tool kit. Our approach - UIMPROVE - has rigorous philosophical foundations based on the work of the improvement giants, people like Shewhart, Deming, Juran and Tribus. We have been consistently working in the same way for nearly 30 years, continuously improving how we do things based on experience with our clients in the real world. UIMPROVE is an integrated approach that links improvement (strategy, projects and processes) with leadership, teamworking and data. It is practical, participative but above all tried-and-tested.

We don't want to sell you product. What we do instead is work closely with you to find out what you and your organisation need. If we do a good job, you are likely to be a client for a long time and that is what we want. It's better for you, and it's more rewarding for us.


Licensing

It is also possible for organisations to provide all our courses and events in-house under licence.


The first steps

Contact us for a no-obligation meeting. One of our Consultants will come along and find out what's going on in your organisation, what your priorities are and any areas of concern you might have. We will then suggest some options for you to consider.

Alternatively send a couple of bright sparks on one of our public Universal Improvement Skills courses and see what they think.

It's as easy as that.


Our prices

Our Prices - Australia
Our Prices - UK