A holistic approach to healthcare involves treating the whole person as opposed to just certain symptoms or diseases. In holistic health care, you aren’t a neurological system, a gastrointestinal system and a musculoskeletal system. You are more than the sum of your parts.
The same can be said for businesses. Organizations thrive progressively when they are run from a holistic perspective. Strategic planning, project management, organizational change management and business analysis are just examples of areas that can be optimized when they aren’t treated separately. Together, they can achieve more than the sum of their parts.
But where can you find holistic business consulting services?
At Solarity, we are developing an integrated approach to business consulting which we call an “Integrated Practices Management Model.” This model is based on the development of key, quality Solarity Practices which are integrated into an overall construct of including the relevant activities of each practice in the design of a successful consulting or training project.
What is a Solarity Practice?
A Solarity practice is a consistent, quality delivery of a Solarity service or business operations. Another key point of this model is that practices are integrated with the objective of accomplishing our mission as well as aligning with Solarity’s values.
A Solarity Practice consists of several components:
- Guiding Principles – ensure the Solarity team, through consistent behavior, demonstrates effective work ethic that promotes respect in the community and ensures the reputation for success. Practice principles include direction on when and to what degree a practice is followed (e.g. degree of effort, budget, and reasonableness) to provide quality service delivery.
- Processes – set of interrelated activities / procedures that interact to achieve results in an efficient manner, depicted via workflows. Processes convert inputs into outputs.
- Templates – a document in a pre-defined format that provides a defined practice structure for collecting, organizing, and presenting information and data (e.g. Checklist, Charter, Status Report).
- Tools – something tangible, such as a technique or software program, used in performing an activity to produce a product or result.
- Metrics – performance measures related to the delivery of a practice.
- Wellness Checks – reviews completed, by an objective party, to ensure implemented practices are being followed and quality assurance is promoted.
- Continuous Improvement – Progressively elaborating the components of a Solarity practice through the comprehensive evaluation (check) of the practice delivery (e.g. efficiency, effectiveness, and success metrics) which may lead to a practice enhancement.
Since this holistic approach is a key to Solarity and our Clients’ success, we’ve established a Practice Management Office (PMO) not to be confused with what is normally associated with a conventional Project Management Office (PMO). Solarity’s PMO assures the quality delivery of our business consulting and training services in line with our Integrated Practices Management Model.
Additionally, Solarity has named Sue Knies, PMP, CSSBB, as our Director of Practice Management. Sue’s years of experience in project management, business analysis, and training, along with her commitment to quality make her the ideal appointment for this role. Under her leadership, Solarity is positioned to better serve our clients through our Integrated Practices Management Model.
So, how is the health of your business? If you aren’t sure, the Solarity team is accepting new patients.
Solarity is a business consulting and training company that helps people and organizations thrive through a practice model that integrates Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Organizational Change Management, Strategic Planning, Business Analysis and Requirements Management. Solarity offers a broad range of experience and knowledge in a range of different industries that allows it to customize an approach to fit the situation.