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Quirk Solutions

Quirk Solutions supports your execution success by empowering every member of your organisation to prepare for the unforeseen. We work collaboratively with your teams to embed key skills through a range of strategies; from workshops and talks to involved and interactive training sessions. Rather than giving you the solutions, we assess what is needed and train your team to work together to deliver the solutions themselves.

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Our Expertise

Quirk Solutions supports your execution success by empowering every member of your organisation to prepare for the unforeseen. We work collaboratively with your teams to embed key skills through a range of strategies; from workshops and talks to involved and interactive training sessions. Rather than giving you the solutions, we assess what is needed and train your team to work together to deliver the solutions themselves.

Situational Awareness
Situational awareness is a 360-degree view of your business in order to understand the internal and external forces at play now and in the future. The internal forces include day-to-day management of your team and business, while the external considerations include the viability of a new product launch or process. Find Out More.

Managing Stress
Stress is effective if it is managed in the right way. It is important that leaders identify the symptoms of stress and recognise the effects of positive stress and impact of negative stress on yourself and your team. Find Out More.

Leadership
A great leader leads by example. However, there is often a lack of clarity around the term ‘leadership’ – meaning different things to different people. It is vital that you clearly define the word for yourself as this will inevitably trickle down to your team. As a leader, you need to be aware of the environment in which all of your actions are embedded.  Find Out More.

Coping with Fatigue
We have found that many leaders are suffering from extreme fatigue. A lack of trust and cohesion within the team means that some people are carrying more than their fair share of the workload and stress. Effective delegation is vital so that you have the right people with the right skills are in the right position. Find Out More.

Communication
Many issues within a company can look like process or supply chain issues but our experience has led us to understand that most of these issues often arise through miscommunication between people. Find Out More.

Intent
Business leaders are increasingly recognising the value of “Intent” as a technique. We use “Intent” as an alignment technique, to help empower your team to solve the issues at-hand, whilst up-skilling and enabling them to drive forward the changes your company needs.

Freedom in a Framework
For change to happen within companies there needs to be a high level of trust. Trust encourages teamwork and provides a foundation where ideas can be discussed, and plans can be implemented with everybody striving towards the same goal.

Decision Making
Your team is the best resource you have. The best decisions are made when it involves the whole team. Consensus building and collaboration are a powerful way to build cohesion and trust within a team. Find Out More.

Team Working
To be a true team, everyone needs to understand what the different areas of the business do, but also each other’s challenges, limitations and strengths. They also need to own the problem, rather than being told how to solve it. Find Out More.

Vulnerability
Very often, leaders are afraid to be vulnerable and find it difficult to say “I don’t know”. This can inevitably lead to mistakes happening and incorrect steering that can derail change projects or the business itself.

Pressure Testing
Pressure testing is a 360-degree check of a business that reveals blind spots within the organisation and assumptions that may be held by members of the team. It is a stress test to evaluate plans before committing resources into action to identify risks and opportunities. Find Out More.

 

Our Approach

"There are no templates to what we do. We listen to your needs, explain how we can help, then collaboratively work with you to design the package you need. This means you get exactly what you want, delivering the outcomes you need, efficiently and effectively. Our unique approach uses your team as the subject matter experts, in tandem with our experience at analysing, writing, testing and implementing strategy/plans. This reduces the amount of time your team spend off-line, is more cost-effective and delivers improved results."  Jim Pascoe – Associate

 

Bespoke
There are no templates to what we do. We listen to your needs, explain how we can help, then collaboratively work with you to design the package you need. This means you get exactly what you want, delivering the outcomes you need, efficiently and effectively. Our unique approach uses your team as the subject matter experts, in tandem with our experience at analysing, writing, testing and implementing strategy/plans. This reduces the amount of time your team spend off-line, is more cost-effective and delivers improved results.

Flexible
We deliver support in a range of ways. Some of our clients use us to help them in a precise and highly focused manner, such as wargaming a specific business plan, or facilitating a skills seminar to help them develop a strategy. This ‘in and out’ method keeps distractions to a minimum and delivers high quality output in a short time frame. Other clients want to develop an internal business wargaming capability, or run their own planning seminars. In this instance, we provide the education to help them develop the required skills, and support them over time, to ensure consistent quality of delivery, ultimately leaving them independent of us.

Agile
We have used business wargaming to smooth M&A design, to analyse the strengths of nascent strategy ideas, as well as to test highly developed 10-year programmes. We have provided planning support with a ‘Quality Assurance’ optic to reassure investors, used planning seminars to bring dysfunctional teams into a coherent whole, and helped one client to reduce ineffective activity by 40%. We have provided speakers to stimulate, inspire and motivate appetite for change. We will adapt to what you need and deliver you the results you want. All our team are experienced at working in international locations and with multi-national organisations.

 

Insight

Pressure Testing for BREXIT

Why stop planning?  In part, because there are so many permutations and possible futures: Brexit Bill passes, Brexit Bill fails, No Deal Brexit, No Brexit, Confidence Votes, General Elections….. the list goes on.  It is difficult to predict which of these will play out; or whether there will be a composite of several of them i.e. a no-confidence vote, followed by a general election followed by………?

This is leading to a situation in which organisations are either; creating a plan for every eventuality, spread betting, or sticking their head in the sand.

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https://www.quirksolutions.co.uk/insights/why-you-should-stop-planning-for-brexit-and-test-your-resilience-instead/

Contact

Quirk Solutions Limited

Company Number: 07878046

Telephone
+44 20 3290 9576

Email
contact@quirksolutions.co.uk

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