Revolutionary. Transformational. Moonshot. Each of these words brings images of overcoming challenges, daring greatly, and believing in the unbelievable. We love the stories that highlight these trials and tribulations and the feel-good movies that end in triumph. But in the real world, when it comes to using this powerful jargon to describe an organization’s vision, goals, and objectives, it can be downright daunting. How do you pivot a large institution? How do you revisit a culture and prepare a workforce for the future? How do we turn these ideas into action? How do we get there and what in fact is “Step One”?
The name “Guidehouse” was born out of our dedication to guiding organizations down their respective paths to greatness. Some paths are well tread and are looking for outside perspective on how to innovate for the future. Other paths need to be mapped out from the very beginning, while identifying potential challenges and roadblocks as the path is created. Guidehouse knows that each journey is nuanced and requires the right combination of expertise to determine the unique first step towards transformation.
What is Step One?
In speaking with WashingtonExec in April 2021, Guidehouse Partner and National Security Sector Lead John Saad noted that:
“Guidehouse prides ourselves on developing solutions that can be used in multiple instances. We may develop something for one client within our portfolio, and then we encourage another client to leverage that same solution, as opposed to starting from scratch. We can tailor it and tweak it for them, but they don’t need to start from scratch.”
This is Step One at Guidehouse- leveraging our extensive experience across global engagements to benchmark what has been developed for other organizations, while identifying gaps and other areas of expertise that are needed to begin this transformational journey. We have analyzed clients’ transformational journeys, particularly in national security, and conducted deeper analyses on specific elements of transformational success, such as: data solutions, IT innovation & enablement, finance innovation & optimization and mission transformation & impact.
Examples of these analyses include:
-Measuring Impact During Transformational Journeys
-The Importance of Innovation In Transforming Organizations
-Transforming Financial Management Operations
-The Importance of Change Management in Transformations
All organizations, regardless of mission or scope, consist of three fundamental elements: people, processes, and technology. Guidehouse aligns all three elements to organizations’ individual strategy, vision, and needs. This allows our clients to realize new growth opportunities, reduce costs, and improve their capabilities in a world that demands nothing less.
We are a true partner for our clients, dedicated to guiding them through their transformational journeys to achieve measurable results, while always keeping their mission at the center.