"Elliot Begoun of The Intertwine Group is a creative problem solver. We have asked him to put effort against issues in sales, supply chain, retail execution and strategic planning, each time he has delivered unique and impactful solutions that have driven favorable results. Further, Elliot has provided strong mentorship to many of our leaders. I consider him a trusted advisor."
Tim Kelly Senior Vice President & General Manager Shamrock Foods Company
SEED: We engage fully in the business by starting at the end, the desired outcome. We all listen to the internal experts, we all ask a lot of questions and then listen some more. Your people have the intimacy with the business that is needed to unearth the forces at work that limit growth. Our process helps to activate that knowledge and allows it to percolate to the surface.
CULTIVATE: The first step of this stage is to envision the future state. So often, we jump right into solving, but do we actually know the real challenge or see the true opportunity? Together, we ask those questions, we envision the future without the identified constraint or with the realized opportunity. We then frame the solution and clearly articulate a shared understand, breaking it down into actionable and measurable outcomes.
GROW: A developed solution requires stakeholders to be brought to the table and all must commit to it. Famed business educator Peter Drucker said "unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” Gaining commitment is a process of change management, of total buy-in. An organization must have a singular purpose when taking on any issue. Once all have made a commitment to support the solution, you must measure the results. Peter Drucker also said "what is measured, improves". All the work in each of the phases of this model quickly falls apart in the absence of measurement. Measurement creates accountability and accountability drives outcomes.