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In short

  • Organization design can galvanize the strategy, talent, and operations of a firm – or it can hinder them.

    Our team combines a deep understanding of people and behavior with a practical business mentality. We change mindsets, values, and behaviors to foster strong cultures.

    We then align them with firms’ organization and leadership to drive results. Fast.

  • Executive Assessment and Succession Planning

    Whether you need a new leader, or clear guidance on who to promote, our objective, data-driven methods can help you to select and integrate the individual. Our succession planning system of leadership development, measurement, and selection mitigates risk, stabilizes organizations, and fuels resilience and growth.

    Talent Strategy, Performance and Rewards

    We design and implement talent strategies that are informed by a close and careful assessment of a firm’s human capital. We create performance management systems that reflect the organization’s core values and drive the right behaviors by aligning the reward system with the desired outcomes.

  • IMG has the experience of working with large cap, small to mid-cap companies and private equity investors in improving corporate governance practices and structures. We also have the experience of working with corporate boards to undertake meaningful self assessments and improve their oversight processes.

    Our approach to governance transformation is holistic and goes beyond the board of directors and regulatory compliance, encompassing areas such as:

    Board operations and oversight

    • Board processes and structures
    • Board and audit committee effectiveness assessments
    • Subsidiary management
    • Legal and regulatory
    • Strategy

    Business Ethics

    • Integrity and ethics
    • Human capital
    • Communication and external relationships
    • Sustainability

    Risk and Assurance

    • Risk management
    • Internal control systems
    • CxO mentoring and assessments
  • Organization Design and Change Leadership

    We take an evidence-based approach to make sure that your organization supports your talent, aligns with your business strategy, and enables you to execute more effectively. We work closely with you to develop the right structures, processes, and systems to support your specific business strategy. Together, we then employ the effective change-management strategies that underpin successful, large-scale, sustainable transformation.

    Organizational Talent Management Framework

    IMG’s Talent Management Framework (TMF) is the first step toward creating high performing operating environments. This in-depth, rapid diagnostic tool focuses on talent and organizational issues that can hinder value creation and prevent sustainable change. Built around a flexible framework of three dimensions, we use this tool to identify opportunities, obstacles, and root causes within organizations.

  • Talent and Culture Integration

    We work with you to identify the optimal culture to enable you to achieve your desired business outcomes, and then we partner with you to help you create it. In post-merger situations, we include an analysis of culture compatibilities and a data-focused talent assessment to help achieve sustainable post-merger goals. If a company is undergoing a digital transformation, we design for rapid innovation, agile market adaptability and efficient transactions.

  • By Executive Search, we mean all search and selection processes at management levels. Each search process begins with a detailed analysis of our client’s strategy and the responsibilities for the position that are derived from that.

    Together, a Profile Requirement Scheme is ​​created based on this that reflects the desired competencies according to industry knowledge, expertise, management skills, leadership, and future development. We then jointly select from the appropriate search methods (direct search, social media search, online/print advertisement, databases). As our client you receive a short list of suitable candidates according to the project plan, including extensive candidate dossiers that fulfill the profile in accordance with the Profile Requirement Scheme. Our professional HR consultants support both the client and candidate throughout the process. We provide the fullest discretion and are always available for consultations.

  • We have a rigid attitude towards compliance with our Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
  • Our decisions are based on facts, objectively considered.
  • Our firm is kept in adjustment with the forces at work in its environment.
  • Our people are judged on the basis of their performance, not on personality, education, or personal traits and skills.
  • Our firm is administered with a sense of competitive urgency.
  • Integrity | We do the right thing regardless of the consequences.
  • Pursuit of Excellence | We continually strive to exceed the expectations of our people and our clients.
  • Accountability | We take responsibility for individual and collective actions.
  • Collaboration | We work together to achieve collective and individual goals.
  • Passion | Our energy and enthusiasm are contagious. We are inspired to make a lasting impact.

The one question that every executive ultimately needs to ask is, “What business are we in?”

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The art of strategic leadership

Strategic leadership is the essential skill to transform a strategy into sustainable results!

greythinStrategic leadership doesn’t come easily in most organizations. Statistics show that fewer than 10% of leaders exhibit strategic skills, a woefully inadequate number considering the demands on organizations today. Strategic skills aren’t needed only in times of growth. During tough times, when resources are tight, it is even more important to ensure those resources are focused in the right areas.

Leaders throughout organizations face tremendous pressures to make short-term numbers and show immediate wins. Operational leadership rules the day. This can lead to a lack of focus. Strategic leadership requires one to think, act and influence others in ways that promote the enduring success of the organization.

The mindset of strategic leadership

greythinFirst, strategic thinking is grounded in a strong understanding of the complex relationship between the organization and its environment. It requires taking a broad view, involving the right people, with important information and perspectives, asking probing questions and facilitating conversations. Strategic thinkers then identify connections, patterns and key issues.

Next, strategic acting involves taking decisive action that is consistent with the strategic direction of the organization–despite all ambiguity, complexity and chaos. A strategic plan is only a plan; an organization’s actual strategies lie in the decisions and choices people make.

Strategic leaders act in ways that manage the tension between success in daily tasks and success in the long term. They facilitate other’s strategic actions, too, by providing a balance of direction and autonomy, of learning from actions and rewarding appropriate risk-taking.

Finally, strategic influencing is about building commitment to the organization’s strategic direction by inviting others into the strategic process, forging relationships inside and outside the organization, and navigating the political landscape.

To effectively influence others, leaders must understand the impact that they have on them. They should also understand the needs, styles and motivations of others. That's why strategic leadership is both an organizational and a personal process, and it is one that today’s businesses cannot afford to ignore. The job of strategy is not limited to a few top executives. Strategic leaders are needed throughout every organizations if they are to adapt, innovate and succeed well into the future. At IMG we address all of these issues.

Build a forward-looking board

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Focus on your business

greythinOur business strategy consultants support clients in the translation of innovative and core competencies into real business value by formulating strategies, managing change, and realizing benefits.

Working collaboratively with clients, IMG provides solutions to the business needs that your organization is confronted with, such as growing revenues, streamlining costs and linking strategy to execution.

greythinThe most important issue, of course, is achieving sustainable growth and profitability in the global marketplace. But there is no uniform growth strategy. IMG provides tailor-made solutions that are right for your company/organization.

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Strategy matters

greythinFor some, generating superior performance is all about execution and leadership. For others, however, strategy is paramount – a prerequisite to producing exceptional performance and, therefore, an asset that must be continuously improved and periodically renewed.

The best strategies guide and focus the organization’s energy on a selective set of market opportunities and sources of competitive advantage; they reflect proprietary insights into what drives customer and company value; they make the whole worth more than the parts; they are consequential in terms of decision-making, resource allocation and action.

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The Empowerment of Leadership

greythinMost leaders are “built” not “born.” Many labor under the misconception that leadership is an innate ability resident only in a select few. It is possible to look at great leaders of the past and think that they possess some genetic or socialized code that we cannot possess. The truth is that some people are “born leaders” but they are small minority of the people actually called upon to lead.

Additionally, leadership is no longer confined to just the people at the top of the organization. Historically, organizations only required the people at the top of the organization to lead, but in today’s complex organizations where all the energies of the organization are centered on the customer, it is necessary for people at all levels to be competent leaders. At any given point in time, anyone can be called on to take a leadership role in a mission-critical project.

IMG uses a simple and powerful model for development of leadership ability. By following these five steps, we can improve the understanding and capability of leaders at all levels of the organization.

  • We help you identify the leadership capabilities required by leaders in your organization.
  • We then measure those competencies at an individual and organizational level.
  • We facilitate the articulation of the individual and organizational development activities to grow the leaders.
  • We help leaders complete the activities that will improve their leadership.
  • Finally we measure the growth of the leaders by reassessing their capabilities.

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Our clients

Large Caps 17%
Mid Caps 24%
Small Caps 35%
Government and Public Sector 16%
NGOs and Others 8%

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