Why We exist
In today's uncertain world, your team's success depends on your ability to learn, and adapt together.
We help you to change yourself fast enough to keep up with the changes around you.
Your fast-growing startup’s success has been built on purpose, speed, and agility. But you’ve adopted this way of working mostly by instinct, not by design – and board members are likely to recommend outdated tactics from the 20th century as you attempt to succeed in the 21st century. As you look toward your next phase of growth, August can help design and implement an adaptive operating model that fuels your purpose, sustains your speed, and increases your agility as you scale.
Leading Culture Change
Culture is an essential factor in how your organization performs. And changing the deeply held values, beliefs, and behaviors that define your culture can be a monumental task. August helps you translate your vision into new mental models, operating principles, and social habits that drive sustainable change. We seed and spread this change through coaching, customized curriculum, and immersive workshops.
Formal and infrequent “re-orgs” are a painful and loathed part of organizational transformation. They are often driven by politics and shaped by the least-objectionable consensus. August helps organizations hack the matrix and distribute authority by building autonomous cross-disciplinary teams and implementing decision-making processes that enable the organization to continually change its shape in response to the emergent needs of customers and employees.
The Responsive C-Suite
At best senior leadership teams spend so little time together that they barely feel like a true team at all; at worst, they can be misaligned and highly dysfunctional. August helps senior leadership teams find flow, and to focus on the decisions and action that matter most to the organization’s purpose and strategy, setting an example for the rest of the business.
Traditional approaches to employee reviews, career-pathing, and performance management are optimized for predictability and execution. In an increasingly unpredictable market, these methods inhibit the organization’s ability to learn and evolve. August analyzes existing systems through the lens of creating more agile and adaptive organizations, and designs performance development processes that reward and drive learning behavior and an experimental mindset.
Agile Strategic Planning
In an uncertain world long-term plans begin to lose their value the moment they’re finished. And the longer you spend refining and perfecting your plan, the more likely it is to be outdated by the time it’s complete. August works with leadership teams to rapidly uncover deep insights about their business performance, define a north star to guide their way forward, and sprint towards minimally viable strategic plans that can be quickly tested, validated, and evolved in response to the changing needs of customers and stakeholders.
Purpose & Theory
August was founded with the belief that today’s most valuable work depends on teams of people who work well together.
Services & approach
Through team design, training, and coaching, we help leaders and teams rediscover the greater meaning of their work.
Team & Experience
We are passionate organizational transformation geeks, who have worked with some of the world's most influential organizations.
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