Change Management & Performance Improvement:
Applied Change combines Lean principles and effective Change Management to deliver high value in challenging markets. We have expertise in a range of sectors including Financial, Legal and Media, with a particular focus on the music, video and gaming industries. We help our clients to become more responsive, effective and efficient, thereby increasing their resilience to market changes.
Our specialists have helped businesses of all sizes to deliver incredible results. Examples include: Warner Music, EMI, NFU Mutual, Music Sales Group, PIAS, GE Healthcare, British Army, Nationwide Building Society, Siemens Energy Services, National Savings & Investments & Wellstream International.
Leaner, faster & more responsive = increased resilience
What we're talking about...
It’s pretty much a given that most large scale change initiatives fall short of expectations. Credible sources such as McKinsey, IBM, HBR & Standish all quote failure rates of around 70%. While acknowledging the debate on the numbers, most people who have been involved in large scale change would agree it’s tough making it happen…. continue reading
Most of us make judgments about the world according to what we think we know. Studies have shown that some of that is due to our own values and bias and some of it is down to something called “Availability” in heuristic terms. What that means in English is that if we hear something said… continue reading
The media industry has undergone several fundamental changes in the last few decades. There have been comprehensive format changes, from vinyl and VHS, through to cassette and CD/DVD and now to digital downloads and streaming. All have forced major change, shifting the areas of growth and profitability in the sector several times over.
They are a delight to work with and really understand how to deliver a real bottom dollar effect. I am glad to have found them and I can rely on them to get things executed without a worry and at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend Mark and his team.
- SVP Supply chain at Warner Music International
I would recommend Applied Change wholeheartedly. The experience has been very positive. Next time we have a situation like this, Applied Change are definitely the first number we’ll call.
Florian Von Hoyer
- Group Operational Director for [PIAS]
What Applied Change have been very good at is turning the stones over and really questioning why something’s being done that way. It’s been a communicative, honest, data-based evaluation, and they’ve done it in a very human and sensitive way.
- Group MD Music Sales Ltd
I have worked on a number of major media based company transitions and this was one of the best, a lot of it down to Mark and the Applied Change team.
- Head of Credit at Cinram UK
…he’s gone way above … getting approval and business buy-in and fighting some difficult battles on our behalf. I would recommend Mark and his team for any similar project, without a shadow of a doubt!
- VP, International IT at Warner Music
We would not have achieved this without Tim. What really impressed me, was the way he instantly established credibility with all levels in our business…Crucially, he also left a legacy of well-trained projects managers, who were able to continue the good work after he left us. I'd have no hesitation in recommending him to any company looking to improve their business.
- Senior Manager Business Improvement at Lex Autolease
Martin comes with exemplary lean credentials, and is an extremely capable consultant. I have yet to meet someone with his capacity to bring people together and keep them focused..in our programme this applied equally to members of the staff and senior management, …all the way to Army Board level. Martin was an outstanding ally throughout and I would most strongly recommend him in a wide range of consultancy roles.
- Principal Scientist at NATO Communications and Information Agency
Mark is one of those "good guys". He connects with those he is working for, with and those who just happen to be around. I have used Mark on many high profile and "must deliver" projects as well as some general consultancy. He has delivered every time.
- Managing Director at EMOE BV
Leaner Faster Business. Consistently.
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