Advantage Maker Case Studies

Productive Collaboration to Stop Losing Money and Make Profits

The CFO of a large paper industry company had identified serious conflicts in the organization that was affecting performance and morale. Business was down. Customers were upset and customer satisfaction was below acceptable standards…

Creating a Rapid Adaptation Culture that Pays for Itself

The IT Director of a large High Tech Silicon Valley business was charged with enabling the organization to rapidly adapt to turbulent market changes. He was charged with doing this in the midst of an uncertain economic downturn, a RIF in the organization, a hiring freeze, and a requirement to do more with less in shorter time frames while implementing a major multimillion dollar system wide ERP project…

High Stakes Organizational Leadership to Stop Internal Competition

A high tech firm with international sites was in disarray. They were losing money, had a history of 7 layoffs reducing from 1500 to approximately 400 people. There was fear by the remaining engineers that the revenue targets were not achievable, which would prompt another round of layoffs, and the market and economy were bad…

Don’t Waste your Money on Teamwork!

The engineering team, comprised of several specialties, of a high tech firm was in disarray, morale problems were high, performance suffered, and retention was a major question. The business environment was difficult and the product was late…

Time to Market Reduced by Six Months and Increased Revenues by Improving Cross-Functional Team Performance

A high tech firm in the semiconductor industry needed to improve its product roll out process because it was missing the market window too often.  Their competitors were ahead of them and they were falling behind and failing…

CEO Performance Credibility Regained!

The credibility of a CEO of a high tech start up was being challenged. His attempted solutions were well intended; however, they were backfiring on him. He wanted a team environment in which the best collaborative ideas won and action would be quick and responsive to the business needs…

Standing up to the Executive Heat

A technically talented senior executive was perceived as not providing the leadership necessary for his department, as well as not adding sufficient strategic value as a member of the executive staff. Although recognized as smart and productive, he was being cast as not having the strength to stand up to aggressive executives…

Executive at Risk of Losing His Job and the Corporation was at Risk of Losing Millions

A senior executive, “described as a bull in a china shop,” was causing major disruption in the department and putting the company at risk for a major law suit. The HR department assessed the situation and found the executive to indeed be pushy and alienating, but determined legal action wasn’t warranted…

Strategic Executive Team Offsite Brings Team Together

A senior management team was not moving in the same direction and needed to get on the same page and establish an implementation plan…