Advisory Boards: Doing Things Differently in 2019
Published 25 January, 2019
GXG Advisory Boards represent the highest level of engagement between us, our clients, and the external operators who lend their impressive experience and creativity to help solve problems outside their day-to-day roles. We feel strongly that our boards are uniquely designed to drive significant, transformative change in the way our clients execute strategies, but we also never want to stop testing and learning ourselves. In the spirit of "doing things differently" this year, we've honed our Advisory Board program after further feedback from clients and partners and look forward to even more energetic, impactful meetings through 2019! Keep reading for a summary of the process and get in touch if you'd like to hear more about the results of some of our recent programs.
GXG Advisory Boards bring the outside in to pressure test critical enterprise strategies. A custom-assembled team of operators with complementary experience join client senior leaders to chart the way forward.
Bridge the Gap
Our advisory boards are a powerful follow-up to a traditional consulting engagement or internal strategy deep-dive to help bridge the gap from strategy to execution. GXG helps prep all participants on client-provided materials in advance so no time is wasted giving overviews or presentations. Conversations center around how to best execute the company’s identified strategy, leveraging advice from those who have done it before.
Unbiased, External Facilitation
GXG runs the advisory board meetings, ensuring unbiased guidance throughout the sessions. GXG facilitators have cross-industry experience and deep client knowledge that allows them creatively drive output. This model also allows all internal client stakeholders to participate fully, without distraction.
Fast-paced, High Energy Environment
Based on our experience deploying boards across a variety of industries and strategic focus areas, we’ve developed several best practices for expertly crafting a fast-paced, high-energy environment that drives toward the desired objectives. Sessions may flex or pivot depending on the quality of the conversation.
Momentum to Move the Needle
GXG’s involvement continues even after the meeting concludes. Not only do we document key takeaways after each meeting, but GXG also organizes working groups to put recommendations into action, ensuring the momentum never stops. Client team members are made accountable, with board member support, for concrete next steps.
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