LSA Strategy to Results™ Methodology

A proven 6-step process from assessment to measurement.

Methodology to achieve lasting business results.

LSA Global uses a proven 6-Step methodology to help clients to move from a strategy to desired results. While each phase is customized to match the strategy, budget, culture, time frame, and scope for each project, our general 6-step process is outlined below.

                                                                                                                                                                    

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1.  Identify Desired Results

  • Review relevant business strategies, organizational culture and workforce plans.
  • Facilitate a working session with key stakeholders from the target audience, their bosses and leadership to:
    • Agree upon desired business results.
    • Identify the current and desired positioning on the solution spectrum.
    • Identify key leading and lagging business success metrics.
    • Establish current baseline and future desired targets.
    • Calculate the value of future desired targets.
    • Identify “acceptable excuses” and key variables.
    • Agree upon next steps.
  • Update business case and project, communication and change management plans.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: Who is the business sponsor?  What are you trying to accomplish?  How big of a priority is this compared to other investments?  How will you know when you have succeeded?  What next steps do we all agree to?

2.  Assess the Current Situation

  • Review relevant strategy, culture and talent plans, practices, structures, processes, and systems.
  • Interview key stakeholders, facilitate focus groups and conduct online surveys as deemed necessary.
  • Revise business case and project, communication and change management plans.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: What is the current situation?  What has stopped this from being resolved?  Are we ready to do what it takes to succeed?  Do we all agree on next steps?

3.  Design the Exact Solution

  • Finalize business objectives, learning objectives and success metrics.
  • Agree upon key scenarios, skills and knowledge required to meet the business and learning objectives.
  • Identify the key strategy, culture and talent barriers to adoption, behavior change and performance improvement.
  • Finalize
    • design and learning modalities for before, during and after the workshop.
    • list of process and system changes required to meet objectives.
    • training measurement and change management plans.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: What approach makes the most sense?  How will we know participants can do it?  What’s our implementation plan to make the new skills and behaviors stick and drive measurable performance?  Where do we need to be on the Metrics to Move Spectrum™?

4.  Deliver Performance Learning

  • Implement key process and system changes.
  • Deliver customize experiential and scenario-based online, classroom-based and blended solutions to meet specific objectives.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders

You will know when you are done when participants can “do what you want them to do” and “know what you want them to know” in your simulated learning environment.

5.  Implement Coaching & Follow-Through

You will know when you are done when participants can “do what you want them to do” and “know what you want them to know” on-the-job and you have hit your pre-defined success metrics.

6.  Measure Impact & Results

  • Summarize results of satisfaction, knowledge gain, job relevance and net promoter scores.
  • Measure behavior change and adoption of new skills on the job comparing high to low adopters.
  • Calculate impact of new skills on targeted success metrics.
  • Provide personalized coaching profiles highlighting strengths and weaknesses, obstacles, benchmarks against peers, and links to specific tools and resources for areas of deficiency.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when you can answers the following questions: How far did our success metrics move?  Are people using the new skills and knowledge on-the-job?  What difference is it making in terms of performance?  What should each person be coached to?

LSA’s approach and ability to bring the best resources to eBay has been a great asset. They really focus on helping us succeed in any way they can and are very flexible in meeting our management and talent needs.

Mike Normant
Learning & Development

ebay

I have worked with other training companies and found it to be more of a seller/buyer relationship than one of matching the right expertise to our business issues. That’s what LSA does – ask the hard questions, listen, and understand our business needs. We receive the benefit of their expertise from assistance with personal development plans to enhancing team performance, to looking at enterprise-wide challenges. It’s all about helping our business succeed as we grow. Right now, LSA is providing great ideas, a fresh approach, and valuable guidance as we develop our management team and accelerate our client relationship management results.

Kristin Westland-Kaune
Director, Team Development

Thank you to LSA Global for their partnership and support in helping us to design and roll-out our valuable management development training program. I personally have partnered with LSA Global at four of my previous companies. It continues to be a delight working with LSA. We look forward to partnering with them at Blackhawk Networks for future training and consulting needs.

Suzanne Kinner
VP Human Resources

Blackhawk Network

What a personal and professional pleasure it has been to Partner with LSA. They are truly a strategic partner with Wyse. For more than 5 years, LSA has been engaged in delivering various training and development solutions for Wyse, from custom on-site programs targeting specific core competencies, to working individually with clients to build job skills, and offering invaluable services to me and my team as we continue to build our learning programs. LSA’s representatives do more than sell a product, they offer a full service solution: they understand our business, our strategic initiatives, and the needs of our customers.

Jeff Rangel
Director of HR

I am very impressed with the quality of work and talent. LSA did a great job of listening to my needs and providing the exact management training program expertise I needed to get the job done.

Don Pryor
Director, Business Planning & Analysis

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people in the areas of performance coaching, diversity, and inclusion. They focused on helping us succeed and were very flexible in meeting our specific needs. LSA Global exceeded my expectations from a speed, quality, and value standpoint. I would recommend LSA Global to anyone looking for a true business partner.

Anita Luckinbill
Director, Human Resources

LSA helped us design and deliver a blended learning solution for our leaders to help drive our growth plans in a way that aligned with our specific culture and values. LSA understood our business, had deep expertise in the content areas, tailored the programs to fit our specific needs, and delivered great results. They constantly strive to deliver business impact and align their solutions with our business initiates, culture, and performance management systems. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their leaders to the next level.”

Beth A. Taylor
Vice President of Human Resources

Thoratec

Congratulations on your pro-activity in establishing this program and developing such an effective New Employee Orientation course.

Farhat Ali
President and Chief Executive Office

Fujitsu

I consistently look to LSA Global when I need custom programs put together for my client groups. I can always count on LSA to do a thorough needs analysis and to put together spectacular programs that are well received. Their management development and performance management expertise and professionalism make them one of my top-rated learning and development partners.

Stephanie Webb
HR Program Manager

Rambus

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer. What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help leaders attract, engage, develop and retain top talent.

Tracy Esposito
Director, HR Business Partner

We signed up with LSA early on–as their 22nd Member! Since then, our organization’s learning needs have increased and decreased and increased again with the changing times. The beauty of the LSA business model is its flexibility…when we needed to supplement our own internal resources, we used LSA services knowing that we could depend on the outstanding quality of the leadership development and management training programs they provide.

Margie Bunting
HR Manager

Working with LSA Global has proven to be extremely valuable and worthwhile. LSA understands our business, has deep expertise in content areas, and tailors the programs to deliver great results. The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable about Working Globally with India and her energy and passion made the session interesting, fun, and enjoyable for all that attended. The participants walked away extremely pleased along with highly useful practices and tools. I would highly recommend LSA Global to any company that has partners or offices in India.

Glenn McGillivray
Human Resources Business Partner

Intuit

LSA Global’s consultant brought a fresh perspective to our behavioral based interviewing strategy for two key executive positions we needed to fill, and their consultant helped us develop questions that produced a much deeper understanding of candidates’ capabilities. I am confident that the two new executives joining our organization have the right skills to add significant value. Throughout the process LSA was also very responsive in dealing with short lead time requests.

Because of the unique nature of our business, Excel is a core application in our accounting organization. After three attempts to find an Excel consultant who is capable of helping our finance team integrate advanced applications into our work processes we found LSA and Alex. He was not only a “Real” Excel expert but was masterful in helping us identify where to use Excel applications in our processes to increase our group’s efficiency.

SPO Partners & Co
Kim Silva, CFO

The Next Generation Management Development courses have helped me communicate more effectively with my peers and teammates. By utilizing effective communication techniques such as clarifying and confirming, and asking open ended questions, I have been able to clarify and understand information in situations where I would have otherwise asked limited questions and made false assumptions.

Robert Breckner
Firmware Engineering Manager

For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want. As always, they deliver outstanding work!

Elizabeth Siebert
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development

Intuit

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