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?

We have worked with LSA Global for our learning and development needs and have always had great success. They helped us recently with customized Management Workshops that we held for the second time. It was fantastic, and I would highly recommend LSA to anyone that is attempting to get immediate and impactful improvements.

Mary Johnston
HR Manager, BU Radiology Informatics

VNUS Medical has been very pleased with the effective management development programs that LSA Global has delivered for us over the last four years. The programs have been universally facilitated by experienced and best in class instructors. The knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly. VNUS is very happy to be working in partnership with LSA because they consistently deliver excellent programs that receive exceptional feedback from our management team.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

PalmSource has found our relationship with LSA extremely beneficial. We worked closely with LSA to customize the right Management Training Program solution to meet our unique business needs. LSA is a quality organization, one that I’d recommend to any company looking for a first class training and consulting partner.

Ken Boehm
Vice President of Human Resources

LSA’s Employee Engagement Consulting and Survey work has provided critical visibility into: how well our people are holding up under the general economic environment, as well as, the specific challenges that face biotechnology companies in their efforts to discover and develop new medicines; their level of alignment and commitment to XOMA’s Vision and mission critical strategies; how leadership practices and management systems support an environment that engender commitment, and the specific actions that our leaders can take to improve on areas that are important to our people. I highly recommend LSA’s employee engagement solutions.

Chris Wells
Vice President, HR and IT

We have been able to utilize LSA’s extensive network of top-notch resources to leverage our investment in employee development. The result has been the cost effective and highly efficient delivery of quality educational and management training programs.

Steve Feller
Vice President, Human Resources

We contacted LSA to help us with customized management development. LSA worked with me to identify a solution that would meet our exact needs. We decided to start at the top and ran the program for our executive team. It was such a great success that we hope to roll it out companywide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

Avon’s success is dependent on strong relationships among our Customers, Representatives, Associates, and outside resources we hire to help us meet our business objectives. We were very pleased with the results from working with LSA Global to design and facilitate a custom program for our events management team. LSA demonstrated responsiveness, flexibility, and an innovative approach to working with us.

Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be an extremely professional, well managed full service training organization. Since working with LSA, I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Assertiveness Training – I’ve found that the quality of the resources is superior. They are well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize our culture and business into the total learning experience – making it most beneficial for our employees.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

We value our relationship with LSA Global. We came to LSA because we wanted to improve overall behavioral based interviewing capabilities of our managers to increase the probability of both hiring top talent and future leaders. LSA designed a highly customized solution for our business and culture. We are currently rolling out this solution to our leaders. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource.

Rae Phillips
HR Project Manager - Training & Development, PHR

LSA has been a tremendous asset to my portfolio, both at my current company and my past company. As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide a solution to our management training needs. LSA does that for me. Their solutions are presented in a much more leadership-oriented manner so as to be crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply right back on the job. I will continue to augment our programs using LSA solutions.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

Here’s a token of my appreciation for ALL your efforts. I’m offering my most sincere appreciation, and it extends to all the folks who made our customized management development programs possible.

Susan Anderson
Workforce Planning Bureau

LSA custom designed a Management Development program that is absolutely “on target” for our technical managers. Their facilitator has done a superb job delivering the material in a way that is fast paced, highly interactive, and fun. She presents practical solutions to the people situations that our managers face every day. I regard LSA as an excellent partner that understands our business needs and a virtual member of our HR department.

Judith Onton
Vice President Human Resources

We partnered with LSA to pilot a customized behavioral interviewing program to help ensure that we continue to hire the best and brightest as we continue to rapidly scale. LSA’s ability to understand our business and our unique culture combined with their desire to ensure that the best practices framework truly fits our performance environment and is highly adopted by our people is a real blessing. Most other firms want to just ‘give you training.’ Not LSA, they are focused on helping me hit our hiring forecasts and attract A players.

Jennifer Remling
Director of Global Recruiting

AKQA

We consider LSA Global our outsourced learning and development partner. We worked closely with LSA to customize a management development program to meet our growing business needs. I would highly recommend LSA to any company wanting to deliver quality learning solutions.

Terri Wright-Scheer
Vice President Human Resources

I had been working with LSA for many years with my prior company. Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much basic management skills training. After identifying and presenting a program recently, our managers are excited and talking in the halls about the great experience. LSA saves us time in delivering the right training for our needs.

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

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