Osborne Group Principals are flexible, experienced executives who fill senior-level positions in any functional area on an interim or contract basis.
Two non profit organizations in South-Western Ontario.
The Boards of Directors of both organizations realized that there may be opportunities to improve client service levels, improve efficiency, and reduce costs by considering ways in which they could work together. Multiple stakeholders were involved in the consideration including Board members, staff of both agencies, First Nations communities, community leaders, and clients.
The analysis included a comprehensive risk assessment of the future viability from a business perspective of the two agencies whose exclusive funder is the Ontario Government. In addition, we facilitated the development of a broad communication plan for use by the agencies, and worked closely with the executive directors who were the key stakeholders throughout the process in an open and inclusive manner.
Within two weeks of the tabling of the Proponent’s Final Report and Recommendations, a joint decision was made by the two Boards of Directors to fully amalgamate the organizations. A “new” organization will be fully developed by April 2012.
The Osborne Group recommended and the agencies adopted:
A menu of Implementation considerations that have for the most part been acted upon including the establishment of an Implementation Steering Committee that is chaired by an outside expert
A financial plan that ensures the sustainability of the “new” organization
A Human Resource Analysis that forms the basis for negotiating a new collective agreement and the development of new positions in the organization.
A comprehensive sustainability plan that sets out the organizational requirements that need to be put in place to support the transformed organization going forward.