Who Is This For?
Our Conscious Business program may be for you if you want to build a business that makes a difference as well as great profits…
- Aligned on an inspiring purpose and shared values
- Helping people fulfil the potential within themselves and the organisation
- Creating clear responsibilities and building accountability, productivity and happiness
- Efficiently agreeing and tracking priorities and actions
- Rapidly adjusting to changing business environments
- Capable of being successfully handed over time and time again
If you’re a business owner or leader wanting to make a difference as well as great profits then why not build the business you’d choose to work in if you weren’t the boss? One that will make you and your children proud.
There’s an opportunity right now to shape your organisation as a meaning-driven, integrated and adaptable system, built on the idea of handover so it will thrive even when you’ve moved on.
How it Works
Most businesses are built in pieces without deep integration, so it takes constant effort to make parts of the business work together effectively.
They aren’t adaptable so they cope poorly with change.
They neglect succession, i.e. how things are passed on over time, so they flounder when key people move on.
They don’t care deeply about their stakeholders or recognise their interdependence, so they miss opportunities to add value and hence inadvertently erode loyalty.
And they miss the chance to inspire and motivate their employees through the pursuit of a compelling higher purpose and set of values.
But by designing and operating your business as interconnected and adaptable you make it resilient. By caring about all your stakeholders and their interdependencies you expand the pie and build loyalty. By integrating the idea of succession or handover, the business prospers even after you and others have moved on. By installing sound business practices you make your business robust. And by creating a business culture instilled with meaning and values within a clear and empowering structure you create a company people are delighted to work for, buy from, sell to and invest in. A profitable business that will make a real and positive difference to the world, today and tomorrow. One you and your employees are excited to go to every day.
“A proven leader”
“Fiona can function at strategic levels of industry, is goal oriented, a proven leader with a background in the resources industry and eminently suited to work with senior people from business to help them achieve their objectives.”
FINANCE AND RISK DIRECTOR : Manufacturing
The Conscious Business Process
Conscious Business is a long-term commitment. It’s about building and operating your business so it makes a positive difference, is financially successful, cares for all its stakeholders, and prospers beyond the tenure of the current owners and leaders.
As accredited ADAPT Practitioners we guide your Board or leadership team through the implementation of ADAPT by Design, a technology-enabled methodology designed by business owners for business owners.
Using the ADAPT methodology with the embedADAPT technology you can move from working in your business to working on your business more rapidly, giving it the strategic attention it needs without neglecting the day-to-day operations. In time you’ll even be able to move out of your business when you’re ready, leaving it in great shape to continue fulfilling its purpose.
From Mackey, J and Sisodia R (2013), Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, p36 “Conscious businesses have a simple but powerful belief; the right actions undertaken for the right reasons generally lead to good outcomes over time…They treat all their stakeholders well because that is the right, humane, and sensible thing to do–and because it is also smart business practice to do so. They operate with a sense of higher purpose because that is what gets their people excited about coming to work. The leaders of conscious businesses care about service to others because that is ultimately what leads to fulfilment and value creation.”