The main benefit of working with CLA is having a top-level team that accompanies and guides you in profound cultural transformation processes, with a rigorous methodology that is easy to implement. Looking back, the connection level and what we have achieved as an organization, is strongly correlated with this guidance and a relationship based on trust.
Establishing common ground on the development of a company like ENAP was possible thanks to CLA.
The management team Grupo Éxito has followed a path along CLA, that has contributed to a profound reflection about the company and its adaptability to change, and to rethink about our work habits. This project has contributed to encourage difficult and necessary conversations and to continue promoting change in times of great challenges, while looking to migrate from a decisive company to an innovative one. The work with CLA has undoubtedly strengthened us to soundly and solidly face the challenges of the pandemic, as a team and as an organization.
The culture of the company and its permanent expression in every part of SMU is fundamental and imperative. CLA played an special role in the creation of this culture, as well as in the creation and implementation of leadership programs, based in simple organizational concepts such as “Getting On The Balcony’, ‘Stress and strain’,’Technical vs Adaptive’, etc. that we apply in conversations to this day.
What I value most about CLA is their simple and practical approach to develop areas such as Culture, Leadership, Purpose and Values. They do more than theoretically announce these concepts, but they translate it to practical definitions, that are easy to understand by the whole organization, while creating tools to measure progress as well.
It was a great contribution to have the professional advice of a consulting firm specialized in the processes of cultural transformations. It made us revisit our working style, and mobilized us to rethink from the base, about our way of doing things, and challenged us to analyze ourselves permanently, to be aware of our strengths and improvement opportunities, and to work on them starting from our corporate cultural principles.
We had the great challenge of taking the company to the next level. In order to achieve it, we had to go through a difficult and painful process that required hard work by the entire management committee, regarding vision and purpose, how we interact with people, face challenges, and how we work in teams and lead others. Working with CLA has helped us manage an organized process to achieve these objectives. Now we have a stronger committee to meet the requirements of the market and the new global situation.
Our management team worked with CLA to diagnose and develop a set of abilities in the face of the evolution and transformation that we are achieving in the company. Today the team is not only a better version of themselves, but is also better prepared to face the great challenges that a company like ours encounters, and the great responsibility we have to our stakeholders.
The consequences of Covid-19 pose a real and demanding challenge that tests companies adaptive capacity. Within this context, I think we have managed to adapt well to the demands of this new reality and I doubt that we would have succeeded this quickly and smoothly without the help of CLA.
If you want a different outcome, you must force the team to have a different, global and brave perspective. CLA is the necessary oil to make this engine work without excessive friction.
The work of CLA has enabled our workers to take an active part in the construction of our culture statement. Their simple and practical methodology provided a favorable and collaborative environment, that helped the consolidation of different approaches, opinions and topics, encouraging people to connect with the objective and find value in it.
CLA Consulting is not a ‘consultant’ that will give you recipes. They help you address existing gaps, and accompany and guide you in the implementation of solutions for these gaps. We are convinced that the capacity of the Chamber of Commerce to face challenges successfully has relied to a great extent on the help and management of CLA Consulting.
While I was working in Excellia (Centre of Excellence of Grupo Romero, Perú) I worked with CLA again in order to modify the corporative culture, evolving from a traditional one to one centered in innovation and digital transformation (…) The Culture Committee was created, we defined the purpose of the company, we revived the important cultural issues of the Group that are over a 100 years old, we removed some unwanted behaviors and added new ones, we defined our six principles and trained more than 25 mobilizers that have worked all around the organization.