Because they are undertaking a specific project and need expert technical advice
Example: In advising on governance redesign I help leaders build thriving organizations by steering a careful path between encouraging autonomy and exercising control. In my experience, as organizations grow there is often a need to improve the efficiency of decision-making processes. However, overt attempts to centralise power through redesigning governance arrangements can provoke a backlash among professionals. Alternatively, where power is too centralised, professionals may become disenfranchised and disengaged. I work with clients to create a governance structure to resolve this paradox.
Redesigning partner appraisal and remuneration
Example: It is an uncomfortable truth that it is not possible to create an “ideal” system of partner appraisal and remuneration and it will always involve difficult compromises among multiple competing priorities. Even with unpopular systems, attempts to change them may provoke resistance among the partnership. Through my research and long experience of helping leaders with these complex challenges I show how to navigate among these competing interests and develop a partner appraisal and remuneration system which, while inevitably not ideal, is definitely optimal and implementable.