The UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2020
We help organisations become better at achieving their purpose. We do this by changing the nature of conversations, interrupting patterns of behaviour, and improving collaboration.
This is because organisations are made up of individuals interacting together; with skills and ideas; with opinions and insecurities. They are not machines made up of cogs, wheels and springs.
...especially social ones.
Most people want to be successful and do good work. Our role is to help make this happen.
Where we start depends on where you are...
Wherever we start, we always have the bigger picture in mind.
We know your role can be difficult. We understand the politics and challenges of working with change and transformation in organisations, because we’ve walked in your shoes.
We begin by getting to grips with where your organisation is now. We tune into its complex social and political dynamics. We are deeply curious about your work and what’s going on between people. We ask unexpected and challenging questions. We listen. We talk. We tell you what we’ve heard and what we think.
We don’t see people as problems to be solved but as individuals with valuable opinions, well placed to determine the future of their organisations. We work closely with you to find a way forward. We build capacity for learning, and generate energy for difference.
From the moment we meet, you’ll see we’re a bit different. And you’ll continue to see this throughout our relationship. But don’t just take our word for it ... we’d be more than happy for you to talk to our existing clients. They’ll tell it like it is.
We work internationally with large and medium-sized enterprises across private, public and third sectors. This mix keeps our practice fresh and curious.
We are commissioned by all kinds of people — CEOs or MDs, Board Members, Heads of Strategy, Heads of Transformation, Directors of HR or Organisation Development. People who are ready to look at challenges from new perspectives, and want better outcomes.
Some of our clients are listed below.
“I love how you balance getting people to think hard but in a relaxed way that brings out the best in a person.”
Strategic HR Business Partner, Arup
“Metalogue have been invaluable to the transformation and modernisation of our business. They have really helped us embed new ways of working, improving collaboration, decision making and strengthening our leadership capability. They are pragmatic, business focussed and a pleasure to work with.”
President Brittany Ferries
“What stands out for me is how they demand a quality of partnership that only works where equal learning is going on between you and them. Integrity and trust are essential to this; but so is a depth of experience and personality that has always gained them credibility with my board colleagues.”
VP Program Management
DHL Supply Chain
“They helped us significantly as we evolved the Industrial business to build our growth capacity. What made a difference was their pragmatism in helping us with the issues at hand and how they supported the leadership teams on the formal as well as the personal side.”
Regional Vice President
We learn along with our clients, sharing our research and insights through seminars, publications and blogs.
Throughout 2020, we conducted an action research project with our clients into the practice of…
10 March, 2021
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28 June, 2021
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13 April, 2021
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16 March, 2021
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02 February, 2021
We’re progressive thinkers, constantly developing new approaches. Our methods are always tailored to the needs of specific clients. Every organisation is different, so we come armed with many ideas, drawing on our creativity and experience.
Our in-depth knowledge of social sciences means we can to get to grips with what happens when people get together to achieve a common aim. We draw confidently from many fields — ecology, anthropology, relational psychology and sociology — to help your organisation move forward. We think and behave differently from many in our industry. We don’t side-step thorny political issues. We don’t devise a ‘solution’ and leave you to get on with it. But we do have an interest in outcomes. And learning — yours and ours.