Specialising in leadership and management from an evidence-based perspective, SPJ Consulting supports organisations and people to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.
Sarah is a people orientated, values driven person which supports her business focus on organisational development and people. She's able to quickly develop an understanding of the wider business perspective and future goals whilst retaining a practical approach to everyday challenges. She has an aptitude for critical analysis and multi-perspective thinking that enables creative problem solving.
Sarah works with businesses to develop bespoke development programmes. She takes time to get to know you and your organisation in order that her recommendations drive performance whilst also being practically attainable. Not only will she design your programme, she will stay with you through implementation and adjust plans as outcomes unfold when necessary.
Working with an external person often helps with strategic planning, change manangement and when addressing difficult situations and people issues. It allows senior management teams to step back and reflect and protects long term working relationships with the team.
Sarah begins the consultancy process by discussing your requirements over the telephone prior to arranging a complementary visit to your premises.
During Sarah's visit she will spend time learning about your business and establishing your needs. She will then discuss with you how her skill set fits with your requirements and the options available to you. She will then arrange a second visit, this gives you time to think about the various options and for Sarah to complete a proposal that she will then present to you for further discussion. It is only at this point that the decision making process begins and plans are made as to how to proceed. Sarah will provide you with a consultancy contract detailing her commitment to your business, conditions of performance of services and confidentiality.
Evidence-based practice is about improving decision making through the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the best available evidence from multiple sources.
Sources of evidence might include academic research but other forms of information are equally valid and important, for example, internal business data, personal experience and judgement and the views, values and concerns of those that the decision affects. Sarah adopts this approach because it represents a pragmatic way to making better decisions that significantly improve business performance.
Sarah is a Fellow of the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa), a non-profit member organisation dedicated to promoting evidence-based practice in the field of management. The CEBMa website provides very useful and accessible information on this subject: www.cebma.org.
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